Afghan woman on Time cover shows war stakes
While the picture of the horrors done to the young woman on the cover of Time is indeed moving, the article makes some weird connections between that and the War in Afghanistan. This horror is the horror of fundamentalist theocracy, it is the horror of a nation run by Islam and its woman-hating ways.
Is the United States supposed to stay there until we "convince" all the people in the country that this is no long acceptable? How long will that be? Can such a thing even be done with military action? If so, what other countries should be invaded for the sake of human rights?
The argument that this is the Taliban, and if we can beat them, this goes away, is fallacious. This horror, and others like it, happen in many Muslim nations. Just like you wouldn't get rid of crazy conservative Christians in the US by getting rid of the Republican party, you won't get rid of crazy Muslim extremists by getting rid of the Taliban.
The people that are arguing that we must stay in Afghanistan to stop violence against women are arguing for colonization.
That being said, what can we do to get these idiots to stop assaulting, maiming and murdering each other?