Saturday, August 15, 2009

Refresh my memory ... they're dying for what?

Apparently, Canada's brave men and women in uniform are being systematically killed over in Afghanistan for ...

Afghanistan has quietly passed a law permitting Shia men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to obey their husbands' sexual demands, despite international outrage over an earlier version of the legislation which President Hamid Karzai had promised to review.

The new final draft of the legislation also grants guardianship of children exclusively to their fathers and grandfathers, and requires women to get permission from their husbands to work.

So ... Canada's conservatives are all about the mission in Afghanistan, which is helping to prop up a corrupt, misogynistic regime that treats like crap the very women they keep getting all teary-eyed over. If I was a Blogging Tory, I would have such cognitive dissonance by now.


Ti-Guy said...

What Afghanistan needs is its own version of CPAC and Parlvu. I'm sure that's something Canadians could provide them with.

Naked Ape said...

Oh come on now, wouldn't you need some modicum of cognitive function to achieve cognitive dissonance?