An Afghan-American Speaks

An Afghan-American speaks, showing us the real situation of Taliban-ruled Afghanistan: “starved, exhausted, damaged, and incapacitated.”

New bombs would only stir the rubble of earlier bombs. Would they at least get the Taliban? Not likely. In today’s Afghanistan, only the Taliban eat, only they have the means to move around. They’d slip away and hide. Maybe the bombs would get some of those disabled orphans; they don’t move too fast, they don’t even have wheelchairs. But flying over Kabul and dropping bombs wouldn’t really be a strike against the criminals who did this horrific thing. Actually it would only be making common cause with the Taliban — by raping once again the people they’ve been raping all this time.

How can America serve justice and yet avoid playing into a West-versus-Islam world war scenario, I wonder? Is it possible to commence a “liberation” of Afghanistan, invading without killing, and neutralizing the Taliban without destroying the people they oppress?

(And why do GWBush’s hand gestures look so forced? Maybe he should keep his arms at his sides.)