We were continually told when the west invaded Afghanistan it was to restore democracy, protect Human Rights of the people, particularly women and defeat terrorists.
The west installed a puppet government under a man called Hamid Karzai so they could function in the country with a rubber stamp.
I have previously stated that the war in Afghanistan is lost, now the moral battle has been lost too.
Afghanistan has quietly passed a law permitting Shia men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse sex with their husbands.
The new final draft of this human rights abusing legislation also grants guardianship of children exclusively to their fathers and grandfathers automatically.
In a backward legal step it requires women to get permission from their husbands to work.
Another disturbing aspect of the law is that it allows rape in marriage
Karzai is in desperate trouble politically and needs to appease hardline Islamic Clerics to win votes to stay in power.
The law has been backed by the hardline Shia cleric Ayatollah Mohseni, who has influence over the voting intentions of some of the country's Shias, which make up around 20% of the population.
Karzai has assiduously courted such minority leaders even to the extent of violating and contradicting Afghanistan's own constitution.
We were told that the Taliban had to be overthrown to bring justice to the Afghan people and now we have a situation were the west’s ally is happy to pass a law allowing rape!
What are we doing there?
Brad Adams, Human Rights Watch Asia director, said;
"These kinds of barbaric laws were supposed to have been relegated to the past with the overthrow of the Taliban in 2001, yet Karzai has revived them and given them his official stamp of approval."
And the west put him in power.
Mission failure in all objectives.
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University