Again and again, George W Bush’s pseudo feminist rhetoric for starting his Afghanistan war, is exposed by the facts as lies.
From daily The Independent in Britain:
Abuse of Afghan women: ‘It was my decision to die. I was getting beaten every day’
In parts of Afghanistan, women are treated as chattels. Domestic violence leaves many with no escape.
By Kim Sengupta in Kabul
Published: 24 November 2006
Halima spends her life in the shadows.
The light shows up her face, which bears the marks of her pain and humiliation – damage inflicted by her violent husband, while his family stood and watched.
The 22-year-old woman’s left cheekbone was shattered during one of the many beatings she had to endure for four years.
She has other injuries – burns on her chest caused by having the scalding contents of a kettle flung at her; a broken rib; an arm which gives her constant pain because of the force with which it was repeatedly wrenched.
More on Afghan women: here.
Women abused in Bush’s USA: here.
Record opium harvest in Afghanistan: here.
- Cameron’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ gaffe, like Bush (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Women’s Rights in Afghanistan: A tale of Woe or a Future of Hope? (lseamnestyinternational.wordpress.com)
- Afghan Man Cuts Off Wife’s Nose, Lips (rferl.org)
- US ‘long-term interests’ in Afghanistan (rinf.com)
- It isn’t ‘mission accomplished’ in Afghanistan, says former ambassador after David Cameron’s remark (standard.co.uk)