Just so you know whose country we’ve been investing our lives and fortunes for the last decade.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday pardoned an Afghan woman serving a 12-year prison sentence for having sex out of wedlock after she was raped by a relative.
Karzai’s office said in a statement that the woman and her attacker have agreed to marry. That would reverse an earlier decision by the 19-year-old woman, who had previously refused a judge’s offer of freedom if she agreed to marry the rapist.
Her plight was highlighted in a documentary that the European Union blocked because it feared the women featured in the film would be in danger if it were shown. — Miami Hurled
He rapes her, so she goes to jail. Seems reasonable, in a culture where “No” means, “Please imprison me.” But the guardians of the nation’s justice system are not without compassion. If she’ll just swear before their merciful god that she’ll honor and obey the rapist for the rest of her life and respect him as her all-powerful husband, he’ll spring her.
Mitt Romney should try this on in his next speech to the wingnuts he’s trying to woo. They might like it, and it would ease their discomfort with his Mormon affiliation.
Meanwhile, tell me again: Just what are we doing in Afghanistan?