Saturday, 29 May 2010


Marcy Winograd, who is challenging Jane Harman in Democratic primary in California’s 36th Congressional District on 8th June, is being castigated by the usual suspects for suggesting that:

Most of the [9/11] hijackers were from Saudi Arabia and were angry at the proliferation of U.S. bases and forces in Saudi Arabia, so I think there’s a great degree of pushback over the presence of U.S. troops all over the world.

And that:

Under the Soviet-influenced government in Afghanistan, women had far more freedom than they do today, after how many years of American occupation?

If you don’t believe her about 9/11, then believe George Bush, who withdrew the American troops in response to it. As a consequence, there has been no further attack on American soil. The only thing he got right.

Keeping going the “women-led NGOs” beloved of Winograd’s critics is not a good enough reason to have a war. And to whose shame is it that what she says is perfectly true about the status of Afghan women today now when contrasted with that under Soviet occupation?

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