One of the more Orwellian themes promoted by Democrats is that Republicans engage in a “war on women”.
It is Orwellian because it is Democrats, not Republicans, who continually imperil women in the United States and around the world.
A case in point is this latest article in the New York Times about the recent fate of women in Afghanistan (see below).
Recall that George Bush chose to invade Afghanistan in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in order to destroy the Taliban regime and eliminate the safe havens for Osama Bin Laden’s terrorist training camps.
Recall also that this war succeeded. The Taliban was driven from power, as was Bin Laden.
And now take note of Barack Hussein Obama’s disastrous policy of total withdrawal of all U.S. forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and the creation of a power vacuum that ISIS gladly filled (and had been planning for years as they listened to mr. Obama’s anti-American rhetoric).
So, in addition to the rise of ISIS, what has Obama’s policy wrought? The resurgence of the Taliban, including the recent takeover of Kunduz.
And what did the Taliban do to women once they took charge?
In a methodical campaign, the Taliban relentlessly hounded women with any sort of public profile, looted a high school and destroyed the offices of many of the organizations that protected and supported women in Kunduz.
Among those who have fled are the women who ran a shelter for female victims of violence, who Taliban commanders say are “immoral.”
Gone are educated women who worked for the government or international organizations; gone are some women who were school administrators and women who were activists for peace and democracy. They left, mostly at night, on foot or in run-down taxis, hiding under burqas, running for their lives. <New York Times, link>
Dr. Hassina Sarwari, the Kunduz Province director of Women for Afghan Women (a shelter for abused women, a family guidance center and a center for the children of women in the Kunduz prison) had this to say:
I won’t go back — I will never go back
But where will she go to be safe? And who will care for the women she protected now that she is gone?
But there is more. Here are some direct quotes, as reported in the New York Times, by a Taliban commander, named Abdul Wali Raghi:
Before we managed to take control of the shelter, Hassina Sarwari, the head of the shelter house, along with all the runaway sluts and immoral girls, had already left Kunduz city. Hassina Sarwari herself is an immoral slut, and if we had captured her, she would be hanged in the main circle in Kunduz city.
Yes, the New York Times is quoting this misogynist monster as using the term “immoral slut” several times, about a woman who provides care and comfort to women in her community.
I suggest to readers of this essay the following: a Republican president would not have allowed the Taliban to retake control of major cities in Afghanistan, and would therefore have spared women this gruesome fate.
Meanwhile, former president Bill Clinton, who trampled a women’s right to pursue her abuser in court for sexual harassment, is having a Bill Cosby moment (again). In a new book just released, dozens of women who were sexually assaulted by Mr. Clinton are given a voice. Here is a quote from an article about the new book (emphasis added):
The book recounts the stories of about two dozen women, beginning with one of Bill Clinton’s college classmates, who have stepped forward to claim that President Clinton sexually assaulted them. Some of the women received settlements of hundreds of thousands of dollars, some of them claim to have had their pets killed, their jobs terminated, their businesses audited by the IRS, their tires slashed, or to have received odd phone calls or queries from strange bypassing joggers about the health of their children. <Daily Caller, link>
Can you imagine being sexually assaulted and then, to add insult to bodily injury, having your livelihood, family members, and pets, hurt or threatened in such violent ways?
War on women, indeed.