Saturday, 27 December 2008

Girls and Women: Part 3

Further to our ongoing disgust with the cynical use of
Afghan women and girls to justify 'our' involvement there, there's this report of the CIA and boner pills.

Of course, in the West, there was the inevitable tee-heeing, or 'dick snark', as matttbastard terms it.

For me, though, here's the breath-taker (from the original WaPo piece; emphasis mine):

Afghan tribal leaders often had four wives -- the maximum number allowed by the Koran -- and aging village patriarchs were easily sold on the utility of a pill that could "put them back in an authoritative position," the official said.

Yeah. That's what 'we' are doing in Afghanistan. Not building schools, not restoring human rights to women. We're putting old men back in power. Over women and children.

Just so we have that straight. . .


Chrystal Ocean said...

My comment on matttbastard's first (snickering) post was this:

My first reaction when I read that article? Great. Just what the women and children of Afghanistan need. The CIA to ensure warlords have all their terrorist equipment in perfect working condition.

Pale said...

Ill pimp mine too.

Just horrific to see some of the joviality on the blogs as well...

deBeauxOs said...

Joviality? - but of course.

Ultimately, when morally and politically depraved right-wing RepubliCon men (like Cheney's White House thugs) proclaim that they are trying to save the wimminz in a country, we are to understand what they really mean is that they are upholding the ancient traditions, honoured by fundamentalist christian, jewish orthodox and islamist patriarchs alike, of using women as chattel.

It's the world's oldest business tradition, in fact.

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