The above was the title of an article in The Guardian today. I assume they mean female adulterers as I expect the men will be let off with a verbal rebuke, no?
Didn’t we just make a deal with these bronze age zealots to be allies for the next decade after a decade or more in which we fought a war more or less for them (Al-Queda was gone after a couple of years, so we fought the Taliban to escape our boredom)?
Many have commented that Afghan society is immensely corrupt, but they stop short of saying what is fueling the current high level of corruption—funds from the U.S. We have been pouring amounts of money greater than their GDP into their country for years now. Prior to this point their corruption was small potatoes. Only we had the capacity to launch them so high in the standings of corrupt countries.
The Neocons say that if we leave, Afghanistan will fall into chaos. Apparently they think that is worse than what they have now—a well-paid faux government sucking up to the Taliban.