Over at Yahoo News we have this item about one group trying to impose it's mores on another group in the name of protecting some of their members.
What are the limits to such intervention? Floating around the Internet is a piece by a US Marine about the abuse of females in some parts of Afghanistan. It may be bogus reporting, but it captures a culture. What, if anything do we, as US Citizen, owe those women? Currently the Executive Branch keeps such questions inside their fence, as has almost every Administration back to Christopher Columbus. Is the US Congress discussing such issues or is it in the "to hard" box?
As a democracy we can't truly say that it was all just "the Government". We are the Government.
Regards — Cliff