George W. Bush freed more Muslim women than Lincoln did slaves, but most of those gains have now been lost under this president. And the people who have been helping them like doctors, teachers, and lawyers are now at risk. https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/asa11/1279/2015/en/
“Before the Taliban came, women played an incredibly important part of that society. Seventy percent of the nation's teachers were women. Half of the government workers in Afghanistan were women, and 40 percent of the doctors in the capital of Kabul were women.
The Taliban destroyed that progress. And in the process, they offered us a clear image of the world they and the terrorists would like to impose on the rest of us.
The central goal of the terrorists is the brutal oppression of women -- and not only the women of Afghanistan. The terrorists who help rule Afghanistan are found in dozens and dozens of countries around the world. And that is the reason this great nation, with our friends and allies, will not rest until we bring them all to justice.” George W. Bush, Dec. 2001