Expelled Afghan woman MP says US makes mockery of democracy

From the YouTube text of this video:

Afghan Member of Parliament Malalai Joya speaks about the reality behind President Karzai’s overly optimistic assessment of Afghanistan and the warlords and drug lords that dominate the government that the West now supports.

Interview recorded September 2006.

Reuters reports:

NEW YORK – The United States is making a mockery of democracy and the war on terrorism by supporting corrupt Afghan lawmakers who are criminals and warlords, said an outspoken female Afghan politician, who was removed from parliament.

Malalai Joya, 29, was effectively expelled last month when the lower house of parliament voted to suspend her for the remaining 3 1/2 years of her term after she described the legislative body as “worse than a stable” during an interview.

Washington “supports the same enemies, who are mentally like the Taliban. … They brought them back into power,” soft-spoken Joya told Reuters in an interview during a visit to the United States.

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