“These people, they crawled out of the sewer and they have a 1200 AD mentality. They’re barbarians.” -Erik Prince (former CEO and founder of Blackwater), referring to the people of Afghanistan.
The pictures the media shows us every day of Afghanistan show us a country that does seem to be backwards and barbaric. We see little girls whose faces have been burned with acid for trying to go to school. We hear stories of women being shot for leaving the house unaccompanied. The news reports that a 50 year old man has taken another child bride.