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2003-02-01 Afghanistan
Afghan Laws Will Blend Freedom With Islam?
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Posted by Fred Pruitt 2003-02-01 12:00 pm|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [409 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Yup. That is Mrs. Jay Leno. Mavis was put into an interesting bind as she and her colleagues were way ahead of the curve in demanding the international community "do something" about the Taliban.
After 9/11, when the US and allies did do something, many of Mavis' lefty buddies reverted to their default anti-American stance ("Do Something But Don't Do Something!!!")
To her credit, Mavis has stuck in there although she will criticize the Bush Administration (you wanna stay on your Hollywood pals' dinner party invite list, after all).
Still, most of her criticisms are principled and based on a knowledge of the topic and so it is useful dissent which is more than can be said of 99% of La-La land.
Posted by JDB 2003-02-02 00:05:24||   2003-02-02 00:05:24|| Front Page Top

#2 Mrs. Leno is a fine woman. Her desire is to improve the lives of women in a backwater country. This is a commendable position. She is not supporting the Women of Afghanistan because it will get her into better parties, but because its the right thing to do. She is not a celebrity or "movie star", she will not get better movies or parts in plays as a result of her actions, nor does she seek them. She does recognize that her name can bring attention to a subject, and she uses that to help other people. She was way ahead of the curve on her position on the situation of women in the third world and afganistan in particular. I dont expect (or want) everyone to be "Pro-bush" but I do wish that more people from both sides had her character.

She is to be commended. Mr. Leno did just fine when he married her.
Posted by Frank Martin  2003-02-02 00:45:57|| []  2003-02-02 00:45:57|| Front Page Top

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