Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Laura Bush Goes To Afghanistan

CNN has a lame poll up asking if Laura Bush’s visit to Afghanistan will help promote women’s education there. At the time of this writing 39% actually said yes. This trip had to cost and I’m guessing here $250,000 to $300,000. What did this do to help with the education of women in Afghanistan, Nada. Zip. Zero. All this did was help Laura Bush think Laura Bush is helping. Look at me, I’m doing something! The money would have been much better spent sending women’s studies materials there. Although, given the Bush administration’s cultural ignorance the materials would probably been in English and the Bushies would be scratching their heads as to why the books were being used as firewood. Hell, it would have been a better use of money to send the women there guns to protect themselves from the zealots in that part of the world that think women shouldn’t even attend school.

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