Tuesday, August 17, 2010

‘What Happens if We Stay in Afghanistan’: A Response to TIME Magazine

by South Asia Solidarity Initiative, CommonDreams.org, Aug 14, 2010

The August 9, 2010 issue of TIME magazine featured a striking cover photograph of an 18-year-old Afghan woman, Aisha, who was disfigured by the Taliban last year. The cover title read, “What happens if we leave Afghanistan.” While Aisha’s story and the stories of many other women like her may depict some part of the reality of women’s lives under the Taliban, TIME’s conclusion that continuing the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan is necessary, is highly misleading and troubling.

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