Saturday, 29 May 2010

Pushback

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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