Of Bushes and burqas

July 16th, 2002 – 9:37 pm
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“Laura Bush asks us to “fight for the rights and dignity of women” in Afghanistan even as the government her husband heads works actively to suppress those rights, and suffocate that dignity, by its alliance with the same old Mujahadeen it sponsored in the 1980s. So don’t expect Washington to help remove any burqas soon, and don’t expect the women who eventually do so to feel anything but contempt for the Bushes.”

This article over at Counterpunch examines many of the myths about the women of Afghanistan somehow being better off now that the U.S. has “freed” them, and takes a look back at how the U.S. has consistently supported Afghan regimes that oppressed and brutalized women. It’s a very interesting read.

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