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Shipwack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-26-08 08:16 AM
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39. I'm another that fails to see a problem...
First.. Yes, child brides and forced early marriages are a problem in the world. However, there is no indication from the article that this is the case here. Everyone that is jumping to conclusions about the age of the chieftain's wives is being racist.

Second, would you rather the CIA give out guns to earn good will?

Third, the Taliban are an enemy of civilization. They destroy schools and medical facilities, and are doing their best to keep the people of Afghanistan poor, downtrodden and ignorant. They are fighting to keep Afghanistan at a pre-industrial third world level, because that is the only way they can remain in power. If change is going to come to that country, it is going to come from this chieftain (or more likely his sons), not from the Taliban. We need information to keep the Taliban from gaining strength.

Yes, this chieftain probably wouldn't win a "progressive of the year" award from me, and is -possibly- a vile POS, but you have to start somewhere...
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