The Post's article yesterday on the struggle in Afghanistan between advocates of press freedom and hard-liners in the judiciary branches raised additional questions for me. Like, if the Afghan constitution forbids the executive from obtruding in decisions made by a court system based on sharia law, how can Karzai effectively balance the concerns of Western government's who fear a kowtowing of the free press? Or, how can a woman's version of events be accurately weighed in a court room if Afghan law dictates it is half as reliable as the testimony of a man's. And most importantly, what is Alicia Silverstone doing on the cover of an Afghan magazine called Women's Rights?
Back in college, I had a suitemate who hung a poster of Silverstone's Cher on the wall outside his door. I caught him on several occasions kissing it quietly before he went to bed. He never knew his little affairs were witnessed and I felt weird about confronting him. But I also told everybody on our floor, so it's a toss up when it comes to karma.