Spreading Freedom - The Afghanistan Model

Friday, March 25, 2005

With all the talk these days of freedom spreading throughout the Muslim world, I thought we could take a look back at the first "success story" in our march toward global freedom. We toppled the Taliban and they had the all important election, but are the people of Afghanistan really any more "free"? Warlords rule the land by fear, each equipped with their own private militia. The most feared warlord (and suspected war criminal), General Abdul Dostum, was recently named chief of staff to President Hamid Karzai. The poppy harvest rose 64% in 2004 making Afghanistan the supplier of 90% of the worlds opium and herion. On March 21 a delegation of Afghan women told a crowd in Washington D.C. womens rights were on the decline with a drastic increase in rape, abuse, forced marriage, and the trafficking of women. Another alarming trend is the recent jump in child kidnapping. Interior Ministry spokesman Lutfullah Mashal reported 150 children kidnapped in the last year with many more believed unreported. Then last week President Karzai announced that the voting for parliament and the provincial councils would not take place as scheduled but rather at some unknown time in September. With such a perfect model of success we have here in our first conquest (I mean liberation) it's no wonder Iraq is such a mess.

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