Photo: Afghan journalist Sayed Parwiz Kambakhsh was sentenced to 20 years for "insulting Mohammed" in Kabul this week.
OK. So Sayed Parwiz Kambakhsh won't be getting the death sentence for "blasphemy"---just a mere two decades rotting in an Afghan jail. No wonder he looks so unhappy.
The point remains that Afghanistan may be US-liberated, but it ain't free, nor does it wish to be--not so long as Islamic law (sharia) is the law of the land. And didn't we help write that law of the land? Never mind.
I have a big problem with whoever is elected president on November 4. Both Obama and McCain plan to "surge" more US troops into Afghanistan to "defeat" the Taliban and win....what? Message to next president: The US military should never be used to make the world safe for sharia.