Petraeus Should Be Stoned

According to the moral authority that is the Taliban:

At least someone got a laugh from the tribulations of the CIA chief David Petraeus – his foes in the Taliban.

Days after Mr Petraeus stood down from his position amid the fall-out of an extramarital affair, a stony-faced Taliban official burst into laughter at the mention of what happened to the man who served as head of US and international forces in Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011. “What a bastard! But all Americans are the same, it’s nothing new,” the unidentified official told Agence France-Presse.

The moral code of the Pashtuns, the main ethnic group from which the Taliban draw their members, also demands severe punishment for adulterers. “From a Pashtun point of view, Petraeus should be shot by relatives from his mistress’s family,” the Taliban official continued. “From a sharia point of view, he should be stoned to death.”

The Taliban official said he was not surprised by news of the general’s fall from grace. “It’s quite normal for Americans and Western people to behave like this – they live in free sex societies where nobody cares about this sort of thing, so what do you expect?” he said.

That’s pretty rich coming from a group who shoots little girls because they want to read:

Doctors on Wednesday removed a bullet from a Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, as Pakistanis from across the political and religious spectrum united in revulsion at the attack on the 14-year-old education rights campaigner.

The attack on Malala Yousafzai occurred in Mingora, Swat Valley’s main town, when masked gunmen stopped a bus carrying schoolgirls who had just taken an exam.

A Taliban gunman singled out and shot the girl, Malala Yousafzai, on Tuesday, and a spokesman said it was in retaliation for her work in promoting girls’ education and children’s rights in the northwestern Swat Valley, near the Afghan border.

I guess the real War on Women is about more than free birth control.

Who knew.

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