America, Saving Muslim Women’s Lives

The US media loves to report alleged abuses by American soldiers, but Fred Thompson provides a list of several honorable deeds performed by the US military on behalf of Muslims in an article on NRO:

I doubt, for example, that our television networks have spent as much time exposing the horrors of life for millions of women in pre-liberation Iraq and Afghanistan as they’ve spent covering Abu Ghraib. For some reason, everyday atrocities such as the endemic beatings, honor killings and forced marriages of women just don’t seem to be newsworthy.

The other side of that coin is that we also rarely hear about dramatic improvements in the lives of women when they come about due to American actions. So let me take a little of your time to give you some good news that might have slipped through the journalistic cracks.

A new study from Johns Hopkins University indicates that, since the Taliban was ousted five years ago, Afghan infant-mortality rates have improved dramatically. Every year, more than 40,000 babies live that would have died under Islamofascist tyranny — and the statistics are still improving. The main reason, according to the study, is improved women’s access to medical care.

….In Iraq, the health-care and educational statistics are even better. There are, of course, still many areas of life that need to improve in both countries, but we’re moving in the right direction.

Read the full story here.

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