The conclusion isn't "The Afgans are a backward and horrible people", but the Taliban are made up of backward and horrible people. How many of our 14 year olds would stand up for education? How many of them even try the best they can to learn, let alone risk murder at the hands of thugs to make a stand for educating girls?
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
Protests throughout Pakistan condemning Taliban attack | Video | Reuters.com
Pakistan vows to punish Taliban over attack on teenager | Video | Reuters.com
BBC News - Malala Yousafzai: Reward offered for arrest of attackers
BBC News - Pakistan media condemn attack on teenage activist
Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan
Don't tell me we have more pressing problems at home. The problems we face as Americans are not comparable to those faced by oppressed groups like women under the Taliban and other fundamentalist societies. I know that's not a popular position for Americans to hear, but it's true.
Yes, it's graphic. I don't care. People need to see such photographs. There's a growing epidemic of young Afghan women trapped in a world of unimaginable abuse who attempt suicide by self immolation. Google it. I can't imagine what kind of person says they can't spare any taxpayer money to help individuals facing such a hopeless plight.
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