Bretigne Shaffer, author of the article “Saving Women and Preventing Genocide: The Real Reasons We’re in Afghanistan Now,” discusses the ridiculous notion of harmonious societies created by foreign occupation armies, a reminder that Aisha’s mutilation by Taliban decree happened eight years into the “protective” U.S. occupation, the very real WSJ divide between the editorial and news divisions, the American predilection to take harmful action rather than no action and how economic prosperity is generally beneficial to the plight of women (as well as everyone else).


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