1. August 6, 2010 -

    Good morning. While the story and image is very jarring, it is not the reason why the U.S. should stay in Afghanistan. There are women that need to be saved throughout Eastern Europe, Eastern Africa and a number of regions through out the world. Last time I checked Team America: World Police is just a silly but funny film. This statement rings true. "Feminists have long argued that invoking the condition of women to justify occupation is a cynical ploy."

  2. August 6, 2010 -

    Thanks for your thoughtful post Vee, I agree. I think that Time was trying to provoke debate rather than answer questions. No debate that nation building is mission creep and a slippery slope that once undertaken makes it difficult to draw a line over which our military shouldn't cross. ...And you're right Vee, here are just a few examples of abuses we are willing to overlook. <a href="https://www.roibal.net/blog/2009/07/16/natalya-estemirova/" rel="nofollow">Click HERE to see my post about Russian civil right abuses.</a><a href="https://www.roibal.net/blog/2010/05/18/speech-in-moscow-not-free/" rel="nofollow"> Click HERE to see my post about Freedom of Speech in Russia</a> <a href="https://www.roibal.net/blog/2010/06/14/snips-and-snails/" rel="nofollow">Click HERE to see my post about Children Soldiers In Somalia</a>

  3. August 6, 2010 -

    Larry, I guess I didn't realize you were "back." I missed a few and headed there today--all excellent. Welcome back!

  4. August 6, 2010 -

    Thanks Sue. Yeah, it was just a long weekend.