Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Oh well...we gave it a shot

After kicking Taliban ass all over Afghanistan, working diligently with moderate factions, making things secure for fair elections and in general trying to drag Afghanistan out of the dark ages, it may have been all for nothing.

The Fox News web site ran an article about the arrest of an Afghan magazine editor for "un-Islamic writing". It seems his opinion on giving adulterers 100 lashes was an insult to Islam. I'll let you guess which side of the fence the editor was on regarding the practice.

2 comments:

Wong Online PoKér Hu said...

It's unfortunate that there is still some kind of intolerance and injustice in that area, after all the efforts put into gearing it towards democracy.

Eric said...

Yes, well I still hold out some hope. Maybe this was just a knee-jerk reaction out of habit.

Maybe if this guy put a few bruises on his own wife, they'll let him out early? OK...bad joke.