Monday, January 27, 2014

Well, obviously this has all worked out well

The invasion and occupation of Afghanistan has accomplished more than just corruption, oil-company options, opium money, and fiery death from the sky.

Nope, the hellscape that is, and has long been Afghanistan has managed to become even worse.

Afghanistan is raising a stunted generation whose hobbled development could spell disaster for the country's feeble economy and undermine the impact of billions of dollars in aid poured into health, education and other areas. More than half of Afghan girls and boys suffer damage to their minds and bodies that cannot be undone because they are poorly nourished in the crucial first two years of life, doctors and other experts say. The finding raises serious questions about the legacy of more than 10 years of western involvement in Afghanistan.
Hey, maybe we can turn it up a couple notches and export all our lead-based paint their too?

You know, for "freedom's sake".

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

UNICEF 2001 figures showed 52% chronic malnutrition. The increase to 55% is attributable in part to the eight drought years Afghanistan has had since 9/11.

Nonetheless, it’s time to cue up the Lee Greenwood and go shopping.

kingweasil said...

they have all those mountains,and since yucca is all done,I wonder if they'd be interested in being a high-level waste repository

Anonymous said...

Dumping pollutants for Freedom? But then what will West Virginia and Texas do?

grouchomarxist said...

Taste the Freedom!

What's that? You want to taste "food"? There's just no pleasing some people.

pansypoo said...

oh i am sure there is more poop on this plate to come.