A Cosmetic Cover for Occupation
Against The Current vol. 142

Bose, Purnima

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/09/2009
Year Published:  2009  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13555

Following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in October of 2001, the Bush administration belatedly latched on to the plight of Afghan women under the Taliban as a rationale for military action. As part of their ideological arsenal, they deployed the heretofore retiring First Lady to present a humanitarian face to military intervention. Addressing the nation by radio on November 17, 2001, Laura Bush connected misogyny to terrorism, noting, “The fight against terrorism is also a fight for the rights and dignity of women.”

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