Monday, December 29, 2008

"When I saw this story in the Washington Post--"Little Blue Pills [Viagra] Among the Way US Wins Friends in Afghanistan"--I thought of this story' in the New York Times--"The Bride Price (photo above)." Then I felt sick.

Why? Viagra, the Post reports, has become a currency of choice between the CIA and old Afghan chieftains "with younger wives," as the Post puts it, delicately and matter of fact at the same time. The CIA gets information; the Afghans get Viagra. And the "younger wives"--often little girls such as the one above?" READ IT ALL.

The Death of the Grown-Up | Diana West > Home - USA: Accessory to Child Rape?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A sad example of the law of unintended consequences.