What Afghanistan is doing with it's American-given freedom

From GameSpot

And how is this different than the Taliban? And is this what Iraq can expect?

300 video game shops in one city? I''m lucky to drive 45 minutes to the nearest Electronics Boutique.

"Rat Boy" wrote:

From GameSpot

And how is this different than the Taliban?

Simple. They''re not beheading the game-players or the arcade owners.

Looks like a hell of a difference to me.

"Rantage" wrote:

Simple. They''re not beheading the game-players or the arcade owners.

Looks like a hell of a difference to me.

Are you just disagreeing just to be disagreeable? Censorship is censorship. Bans are bans. Doesn''t matter how they''re enforced.

I thought we were all supposed to be in favor of cultural diversity. Isn''t this just one more example of the virtues of Islamic society?

Sorry. Couldn''t resist.

This is why we should rule these countrys with Marshel Law until they understand democratic western values. We need to de-fundamentalist the countries.

"Rat Boy" wrote:
"Rantage" wrote:

Simple. They''re not beheading the game-players or the arcade owners.

Looks like a hell of a difference to me.

Are you just disagreeing just to be disagreeable?

Actually, I''m not.

Censorship is censorship. Bans are bans. Doesn''t matter how they''re enforced.

Ok, let''s take this case: in both the United States and in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan, it was illegal for a boy of 17 years to drink alcohol. A true statement, yes?

In the U.S., if that boy was caught drinking he might get a couple of hours in jail and then released to his parents. In Afghanistan, he would be put to death.

No difference?

If there was a blanket ban on alcohol for all ages in both countries, then your analogy would work.

If there was a blanket ban on alcohol for all ages in both countries, then your analogy would work.

Wow, way to really miss the point.