I had read that the United States had spent $300 billion dollars in Afghanistan since the invasion and occupation of that country ten years ago,
so I naturally became curious where this tremendous quantity of money and resources had gone.
Many Americans had said to me that we were in Afghanistan “to help Afghan women,”
and yet we were told by the director of the Afghan Human Rights Commission, a
nd we read in the recent UN report titled “Silence is Violence,”
that the situation for women there was growing more violent and oppressive each year.