If in a perverse sort of way it was intended to rub their chauvinistic noses in it, it hasn't worked. Hillary accomplished absolutely nothing. Nor did her female predecessors. So why are we now sending Susan Rice to Afghanistan to try to get Karzai to sign the agreement allowing our troops to remain after 2014. Even the loyal jirga know they are needed to buck up their own troops, but no, Karzai has never felt beholden to the country who has made him a rich man and kept him in power. Susan Rice isn't going to change that.
Why be so hard on the country? Karzai will soon be out of office. Because they are once more thumbing their collective noses at us by planning to reintroduce stoning as a punishment for adultery. That's for married adulterers. The unmarried will only need to endure 100 lashes. So much for human and women's rights.
This is who they are as a people. A deeply ingrained lack of respect for women. Just like Iran who holds a deeply ingrained disrespect for America. Yet we continue to fall prey to their insidious schemes. It's what happens when you have amateurs running your government.
What can Susan Rice possibly do to get Karzai to give up his obstinance? Are any more American deaths warranted for these people. Were the ones that have come before? I think not.
What a way to spend Thanksgiving. Trying to buck up the morale of the troops who remain and garner respect from a host who hates them and those who sent them.
We have a lot to be thankful for in this country but having leaders who sense of appeasement outweighs their sense of patriotism is not one of them.