Fighting over there so that little girls can go to school, right?
[quote=“Globe and Mail”]An effort by ministers from the United States, Canada and other members of the 42-nation coalition fighting in Afghanistan to put an optimistic face on the war’s progress came close to collapse on Tuesday when Afghan President Hamid Karzai was publicly accused of supporting a law that dramatically limits the rights of women.
[…] by day’s end the participants had been forced to confront the reality of a government riddled with corruption and committed to legislating sexual inequality.
According to United Nations organizations that have seen it, a law backed by the Karzai government would legalize rape within marriage and would forbid women from going to the doctor or leaving their home without their husband’s protection.
It also reportedly grants custody of children only to fathers or grandfathers.
“Things are going worse for us than they have during the past four or five years – the Taliban controls more of our territory than before, and we have made no progress at all on corruption,” a Canadian official said moments before Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon told the summit that he was “immediately able to see the results and impacts of our efforts” in Afghanistan.[/quote]
This from the hand-picked CIA stooge? Surely there’s better available.