And Americans, too. But I would argue that the rationale — right or wrong — for those deaths is a bit more encompassing than this one law. But you didn't answer the second half of my question. Is the rape and/or starvation of Afghani wives not that big a deal in your estimation? Is such treatment less troublesome, for example, than the rape and torture of the detainees that you are so vocal about. And spare me that hooey that the former is legal (according to Afghani law) and the latter is illegal. I'm asking for your moral POV on this — your reaction as a human being, not as a lawyer.
I have a feeling we'll be pulling from that "h3ll-hole" soon ( announced in 6 - 12 months)- may take 1-2 years to totally get out.. I think the pressure to leave will continue to increase as people here are suffering financially, and it will continue to add pressure to focus on our own home problems instead of these foreign wars of ideology. Esp. ones of "lost cause"... we're never going to change their POV. it was stupid of Bush et. al. to think otherwise. But I don't think that was their main reason any way...
Apparently, it's becoming a big deal to more and more Afghanis. And it should be to anyone with a conscience — West, East, North, or South. So perhaps you have answered the second half of my question. No big deal for you. (Hmmm. Does Mrs. km know of your position? What if lawyer starvation were legal?)
Please remember, this is only one of many issues we're fighting over. We started this fight over the attacks of 9/11. Yes, we blew it, and should cut our loses and leave now. But the picture is a lot wider than your focus seems to be at the moment.
But I don't think that was their main reason any way...
You're thinking that 9/11 was a handy excuse to get the country in a shoot 'em up mindset to grease the skids for an Iraq invasion? Considering how quickly we dropped the ball in Afghanistan to go after Saddam, that's probably a strong assumption. And maybe Obama got snookered by the Time to get back on task siren song instead of the Time to get the hell out version.
Talk about damned if you do and damned if you don't.
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