Thursday, October 15, 2009
Reality Check #2
A completely different sort of reality check is, I think, urgently required when it comes to Afghanistan. As Divorce Saloon points out, President Karzi, 'our' man in Kabul, has passed the Sharia Personal Status Law which includes in its provisions that custody rights are granted only to fathers and grandfathers, that women can work only with the permission of their husbands, and that husbands can withhold food from wives who refuse to have sex with them. What on Earth are we doing sacrificing the lives of our soldiers and spending billions supporting a regime that passes such abominable laws?