This is from Americablog.
Rice will 'talk to President Karzai' about journalist sentenced to death
Young Afghan journalist Sayed Pervez Kambaksh is currently being held in prison because he downloaded and distributed a report on women's rights. If the US is supposed to be bringing democracy, as the administration likes to tell everyone, they ought to be moving much more aggressively to assist Pervez who is sitting in miserable conditions. Is this the best Rice can do?
That's great. That certainly is a crime against humanity, distributing a report on women's rights.
I have come to the conclusion that the Bush administration and the neo-cons of this country have absolutely no clue about what democracy and freedom really mean. Everything they do seems to indicate they believe in a government that more resembles the Soviet Union or East Germany than one that is a beacon of freedom and hope for the rest of the world. Bush and the rest of his cronies and enablers seem to want government by secret edict (e.g, Bush's signing statements and secret opinions on Constitutional legality, are pro-torture (as we have just found out, we now admit that we torture and proud of it!), are against freedom of the press, want to have all departments of the government to be extensions of the Republican party, are not above trying to influence elections by dirty tricks (New Hampshire phone jamming scandal, plus lots of circumstantial evidence for lots more examples), and wants the population to live in a state of constant fear, so they can do whatever they want in the name of security.
I can't wait until January, 2009.