Starting at about 1:50 --
GEORGE W. BUSH: ... Put yourself in the position of a young girl in Afghanistan and realize that her life will be incredibly brutalized and or thwarted by people like the Taliban. And the fundamental question - Is it worth it? - that's the question we've got to ask. Does it matter to our own national security - or does it matter to our conscience - that women will be mistreated? I argue it does.
And I understand it's difficult...
CANDY CROWLEY: It is. And women are mistreated in a lot of different parts of the world.
BUSH: But nothing like they were during the Taliban.
CROWLEY: It was brutal, it was brutal. I guess, you know, people look and say but there's are a lot of places we could go...
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Google "Malala Yousafzai" and you get over 114,000 results in the "news" category alone. The "tragedy" of her attempted assassination by the Taliban has some in Hollywood.... gushing: "We are all Malala."
'I felt compelled to share Malala’s story with my children. It was difficult for them to comprehend a world where men would try to kill a child whose only “crime” was the desire that she and others like her be allowed to go to school,' Angelina wrote in theDaily Beast.
'Our 8-year-old [Pax] suggested that the world build a statue for Malala, and fittingly create a reading nook near it.
'Our 6-year-old [Shiloh] asked the practical question of whether Malala had any pets, and if so, who would take care of them? She also asked about Malala’s parents and if they were crying.
'We decided that they were, but not only for their daughter, also for children around the world denied this basic human right.'
In October 2001 - when U.S. forces, together with UK and coalition allies, invaded Afghanistan to oust the Taliban regime - Malala Yousafzai was four years old.
When she was just 11, she spoke at the local press club in Peshawar, with her father.
"How dare the Taliban take away my basic right to education?" Malala told her audience.
IMHO: Hollywood, the left in general, and their operatives in the media are all missing a grand opportunity for fundamental dot connection.
May Hashem send the child a speedy and complete recovery, of body and soul. Amen.