Why Is A Leading Feminist Organization Lending Its Name To Support Escalation In Afghanistan?
15 Nov 2009 06:09 GMT
WAGING WAR DOES NOT LEAD TO THE LIBERATION OF WOMEN ANYWHERE — EVEN IF YOU CALL SOLDIERS "PEACEKEEPING FORCES" Years ago, following the initial military success of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and the temporary fall of the Taliban, the people of Afghanistan were promised that the occupying armies would rebuild the country and improve life for the Afghan people. Today, eight years after the U.S. entered Kabul, there are still piles of garbage in the streets. There is no running water. There is only intermittent electricity in the cities, and none in the countryside. Afghans live under the constant threat of military violence. The U.S. invasion has been a failure, and increasing the U.S. troop presence will not undo the destruction the war has brought to the daily lives of Afghans.
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