The Resurgence of Bacha Bazi: How Our War in Afghanistan Put Homosexual Pedophiles Back in Power

The practice of “bacha bazi” goes back many hundreds (perhaps thousands) of years in the Middle East and Asia. Many powerful warlords and rich merchants have long held to a surprising sexual perspective: “Women are for children. Boys are for pleasure.” It might be hard for us to wrap our heads around this, but our Afghan “allies” against the extremist Taliban regularly and commonly practice bacha bazi, which literally translates “boy play.” They dress little boys up as women, force Read more […]

The Final Price of War in the Middle East … $6 Trillion!

There are many reasons we shouldn’t be waging wars in the Middle East. But one of the most compelling at this point should be that we just can’t afford it. According to a recent study, our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will have a final cost of nearly $6 trillion: “As a consequence of these wartime spending choices, the United States will face constraints in funding investments in personnel and diplomacy, research and development and new military initiatives,” wrote expert Anthony H. Cordesman Read more […]

Ex Defense Sec. Robert Gates Blasts Washington’s Self-Centeredness

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is in a uniquely qualified position to assess the current state of American government. He presided over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama. His diagnosis? Washington stinks. Both sides of the aisle. The Wall Street Journal has posted an excerpt from the memoir of Robert Gates, and it is fascinating and frustrating. He confirms the suspicions that I have harbored for years—that there isn’t much difference between Read more […]