February 13, 2013 - Fawzia Koofi

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President Obama updates America on the State of the Union, Marco Rubio takes a water break, and Fawzia Koofi discusses her book, "The Favored Daughter."

>> Jon: WELCOME TO "THE DAILY

SHOW."

MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

BOY DO WE HAVE ONE FOR YOU

TONIGHT.

WE'RE HERE LIVE FROM THE GREAT

CITY OF TAMPA.

NO THAT WAS --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

GOOD MEMORIES.

JUST GOOD MEMORIES.

WE HAVE A GREAT ONE FOR YOU

TONIGHT.

OUR GUEST FAWZIA KOOFI, AN

INCREDIBLE WOMAN, RUNNING TO BE

PRESIDENT OF AFGHANISTAN.

YOU HEARD ME RIGHT, WOMAN,

AFGHANISTAN, PRESIDENCY.

VERY EXCITED TO BE SPEAKING TO

HEMPLE INCREDIBLE STORY.

WE'RE GOING TO TURN TO ONE OF

OUR FAVORITE NIGHTS OF YEAR.

HOT OFF THE PRESSES ONE DAY OLD

EXPANDED COVERAGE OF LAST

NIGHT'S STATE OF THE UNION

ADDRESS.

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA HITS THE

FLOOR FOR SOME REASON WITH

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN ERIC

CANTOR IN TOW IN NO WAY MAKING

THIS SEEM LIKE A CHARISMATIC

STAR PERFORMER WALKING THE RED

CARPET WITH HIS AGENT.

BABY DOLL WE GOTTA MOVE.

MARIO LOPEZ HAS A SATELLITE

WINDOW WE HAVE TO HIM.

[LAUGHTER]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

I'M SORE I'M -- SORRY.

JUST SWEAT AGE BIT.

I'M JUST GOING TO, JUST GOING

TO -- GET SOMETHING TO DRINK

HERE.

[LAUGHTER]

JUST SO THIRSTY I CAN'T --

SORRY.

SHOULD HAVE DRANK SOMETHING

BEFORE THE SHOW.

I DON'T KNOW WHY I DIDN'T THINK

AFTER THIS.

ANYWAY IT'S THE STATE OF UNION

SO AS THE LATE GREAT ED KOCH

WOULD SAY, HOW WE DOING?

>> A FAMILY WITH CHILDREN MAKING

THE MINIMUM WAGE STILLS LIVES

BELOW THE POVERTY.

THERE'S COMMUNITIES WHERE NO

MATTER HOW HARD YOU WORK IT'S

VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO GET

AHEAD.

>> Jon: I MEAN WHO IS RUNNING

THIS (bleep), RIGHT, PEOPLE?

COME ON.

HE SHOULD GET ON THIS STUFF --

OH, WAIT A MINUTE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

FOR HOW LONG?

BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE PRESIDENT

CONTINUED PAINTEDDING HIS PICK

TURF AN AMERICA THAT SOUNDED

MORE LIKE AN APPLEBEE'S LADEN

DISTOAPIC HEALTH ESCAPE.

>> TODAY FEWER THAN THREE IN TEN

FOUR YEAR OLDS ARE ENROLLED A

HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM.

STRUCTURALLY UNSOUND BRIDGES

ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

>> Jon: WAIT, WAIT AS THIRSTY

AS I AM I DON'T KNOW WHY I WOULD

BE EATING SALT YEENS.

THAT IS JUST GOING TO MAKE THE

PROBLEM WORSE.

YOU WERE SAYING SOMETHING ABOUT

BRIDGE?

>> 70,000 STRUCTURAL DEFICIENT

BRIDGES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

>> Jon: SHOULDN'T YOU HAVE LED

WITH THAT ONE?

70,000 STRUCTURALLY DEFICIENT.

SHOULDN'T YOU JUST OPENED WITH

THAT OR BROKE INTO WHATEVER

PROGRAMMING WAS PLAYING WITH AN

URGENT MESSAGE THE NIGHT YOU

FOUND THAT OUT.

HEY, EVERYBODY, THIS IS

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA THE

BRIDGES ARE DEATH TRAPS.

FOR THE NEXT THREE HOURS I'M

GOING TO STAND HERE AND NAME

BRIDGES.

THE AA AARONSON BRIDGE, DON'T

TAKE THE.

CLOCK WIPE.

ALL THE BRIDGES IN MADISON

COUNTY.

CLOCK WIPE.

THE TAPPAN ZEE.

[ LAUGHTER ]

SERIOUSLY THAT THING IS -- WHOO!

GOD I'M SO SORRY, SO THIRSTY I'M

JUST GOING TO -- I'M GOING TO --

OH, NO.

I'M SO THIRSTY AND I ATE

SALTINES AND NOW I'M WORKING

OUT.

IT'S NEVER GOING TO HELP MY

THIRST, WHAT AM I GOING TO DO.

MR. PRESIDENT, YOU LAID OUT THE

LITANY OF WOE THAT FACES THIS

NATION.

I BELIEVE IT'S GOING TO -- THIS

IS GOING TO MAKE A HELL OF A --

SORRY.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

SORRY.

NOT GOOD.

[LAUGHTER]

THREE PEOPLE LIKED

PEOPLE GOT NAUSEOUS.

[ LAUGHTER ]

LISTEN, BARACK OBAMA, YOU LAID

OUT THE TERRIBLE THINGS IN THIS

COUNTRY.

I BELIEVE IT'S SPIRIT RAISING

TIME AND THE POWER OF WHAT WE

CAN ACCOMPLISH TOGETHER WITH THE

GOVERNMENT, THROUGH LAWS,

INITIATIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE

ACTS.

>> NO LAWS, NO INITIATIVES, NO

ADMINISTRATIVE ACTS WILL

PERFECTLY SOLVE ALL THE

CHALLENGES I'VE OUTLINED

TONIGHT.

BUT WE WERE NEVER SENT HERE TO

BE PERFECT.

>> Jon: YOU ARE (bleep)

KILLING ME.

YOU ARE KILLING ME!

NO ONE IS EXPECTING PERFECTION

JUST, YOU KNOW, EXPECTING THAT

THROUGH COORDINATING EFFORT WE

CAN LOWER THE UNSAFE BRIDGE

COUNT IN THIS COUNTRY.

[ LAUGHTER ]

TO FOUR FIGURE TERRITORY.

9,000, 8,000.

I GET WE'RE NOT PERFECT.

HOW DO WE START?

>> EVERY DAY WE SHOULD ASK

OURSELVES THREE QUESTIONS AS A

NATION.

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT, LET ME TRY.

STOP ME IF YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE

BEFORE.

WHICH OF THE 70,000 BRIDGES ARE

NEAR MY HOUSE?

[LAUGHTER]

NUMBER TWO, ARE THE TUNNELS

OKAY?

[LAUGHTER]

AND NUMBER THREE, HOW DID HE

MEET THEIR MOTHER BECAUSE IF

IT'S SOMETHING LIKE IN A BAR OR

ON A J-DATE I'M GOING BE ANO, ID

BECAUSE I PUT EIGHT YEARS INTO

THIS (bleep).

IF THEY COME OUT WITH I WOKE UP

AND THERE SHE WAS, NO.

SO -- MY LIPS ARE JUST SO --

IT'S SO HOT IN HERE.

I'M SWEATING AND EATING

SALTINES.

YOU WOULD THINK AS A VETERAN OF

TELEVISION PRODUCTION I WOULD

KNOW, BUT I DON'T.

GOT NEWS FOR BARACK OBAMA IS

EVEN WITH THE SORRY STATE OF

AFFAIRS IN THIS COUNTRY -- OH,

WHAT YOU'VE NEVER SEEN A SHOW

HOSTED BY AN AGING FRENCH WHORE

BEFORE?

PRUDE, PRISSES, ALL OF YOU.

DON'T JUDGE ME.

I JUDGE YOU.

[ LAUGHTER ]

WHEN DOES THIS THING GO OFF THE

RAILS?

ANYONE KNOW?

[LAUGHTER]

THE GOOD NEWS FOR BARACK OBAMA

IS EVEN WITH THE SORRY STATE

AFTER FAIRS IN THIS COUNTRY HE'S

NOT GOING TO DO THE HEAVY

LIFTING BY HIMSELF.

HE HAS A SUPPORT OF HIS

DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES AND

WHITMAN SAMPLERS OF AMERICAN

HEROS.

HEROS, OH, GOD YEAH, HEROS.

THAT'S NOT GOING TO HELP ME

BECAUSE I'M STILL SO THIRSTY.

MY FAVORITE HERO WAS DESOLENE

VICTOR.

>> WE SHOULD FOLLOW THE EXAM OF

A NORTH MIAMI WOMAN NAMED

DESOLENE VICTOR.

SHE WAS TOLD THE WAIT TO VOTE

MIGHT BE SIX HOURS.

SHE'S 102 YEARS OLD.

>> Jon: THAT'S THE MOST

ADORABLE WOMAN I'VE SEEN ON THE

PLANET.

SCREW THE CAT TOKEN THAT WOMAN

SHOULD BE THE THE NEW MONOPOLY

PIECE.

THAT'S WHAT I SAY.

ANYWAY --

[LAUGHTER]

LIQUID.

MMMMM, YES THE STATE OF THE

UNION ADDRESS IS A POWERFUL

BULLY PULPIT WHERE THE PRESIDENT THE

PRESIDENT HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO

SHAPE HIS MESSAGE.

>> WE'VE WORKED TIRELESSLY TO

HAVE A FRAMEWORK TO GUIDE OUR

COUNTER TERRORISM EFFORTS.

THROUGHOUT, WE HAVE KEPT

CONGRESS FULLY INFORMED --

>> Jon: NO, CONGRESS HAS MADE

FORMAL REQUESTS FOR

ADMINISTRATIVE DOCUMENTS ON

DRONE STRIKES AT LEAST 18 TIMES

SINCE 2011.

THE ADMINISTRATION IS SAYING

THEY KEPT CONGRESS FULLY

INFORMED.

THAT'S LIKE FACEBOOK TELLING ME

HOW MUCH THEY CARE ABOUT MY

PRIVACY.

REALLY, FACEBOOK, HOW COME MY

MOM WOUND UP SEEING THIS?

[LAUGHTER]

YEAH.

WHAT IT'S FOR AT THAT TOBACCO.

[ LAUGHTER ]

I JUST USED IT FOR MARIJUANA.

[ LAUGHTER ]

HOW DYSFUNCTIONAL HAS OUR

GOVERNMENT BECOME?

A FACE OF ALL THE LARGE SERIOUS

PROBLEMS LISTED BY THE PRESIDENT

OUR ABILITY TO ACT REMAINS SMALL

BORE.

>> LET'S AGREE RIGHT HERE RIGHT

NOW TO KEEP THE PEOPLE'S

GOVERNMENT OPEN AND PAY OUR

BILLS ON TIME.

>> Jon: THAT'S NOT A BAD IDEA.

YOU JUST SHOULDN'T HAVE TO SAY

THAT TO ADULTS.

YOU REALLY SHOULDN'T HAVE TO SAY

THAT TO ANYONE NOT COMING OUT OF

PRISON.

GUYS IF WE WON'T GET GET OUR

(bleep) TOGETHER, REPOE MAN IS

GOING TO TAKE FLORIDA.

LET'S DO THIS.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

NOW, LAST NIGHT WAS THE STATE OF

THE UNION.

THE STATE OF UNION REBUTTAL IS

MOVE OFTEN HANDED TO A RISING

PARTY STAR.

WHO'S STAR THEN ACCORDING TO

TRADITION QUICKLY FALLS

FOLLOWING THE STATE OF THE UNION

REBUTTAL.

>> GOOD EVENING AND HAPPY MARDI

GRAS.

[LAUGHTER]

[LAUGHTER]

[WHISTLING]

[LAUGHTER]

THIS JEER'S SHORT STRAW WENT TO

MARCO RUBIO BECAUSE HE'S A YOUNG

DYNAMIC LEGISLATOR WITH BOLD

IDEAS AND A RHETORICAL FLARE AND

ALSO BECAUSE HE IS HISPANIC.

SORRY IS THAT CYNICAL.

YOU DON'T THINK THE REPUBLICAN

PARTY WOULD PANDER TO HISPANICS

THAT WAY.

>> THE TIME HAS COME TO PASS

COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION

REFORM.

NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT.

>> Jon: WOW, THERE IS SENATOR

JOHN McCAIN UP OFF HIS FEET

CHEERING COMPREHENSIVE

IMMIGRATION REFORM.

I'M SURE HE IS NOT DOING THAT TO

PANDER TO HISPANIC VOTES.

HOW DID HE FIGURE OUT -- HOW DID

HE FEEL ABOUT THAT BEFORE HE

FIGURED OUT THEY WOULDN'T WIN A

NATIONAL ELECTION WITHOUT THAT.

WE SHOULD BE WORKING ON

COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION RIGHT

NOW.

[LAUGHTER]

>> Jon: SO WEIRD!

AS SOON AS THEY COMPREHENSIVE

IMMIGRATION REFORM THE FLOOR

FELL AND McCAIN EVEN THOUGH HE

IS STANDING AND CHEERING CANNOT

BE SEEN.

[ LAUGHTER ]

IT WAS ON RUBIO TO BRING WORD OF

THIS ACCEPTING REPUBLICAN PARTY.

HIS PERFORMANCE WAS PERHAPS

[SPEAK SPANISH] AND SUDDEN IT

WILL STORY WAS THE SELF

DEPORTATION OF MARCO RUBIO'S

SALIVA FROM THE INSIDE OF HIS

MOUTH TO THE OUTSIDE OF HIS

FACE.

DON'T WIPE.

YOU ARE ONLY DRAWING

ATTENTION -- NOT THE SPITTLE.

THIS CAN'T END WELL.

WELL AS LONG AS YOU DON'T --

NO-O-O-O!

DON'T!

NO OOOO!

WHY?

[LAUGHTER]

I GOTTA SAY OBAMA TALKED FOR AN

HOUR WITHOUT SUCH AS A SIP.

MAY NEED A PROMPTER BUT AT LEAST

HE DOESN'T NEED AN IV BAG.

FEW PEOPLE KNOW THIS BUT LOST IN

LAST NIGHT'S --

[LAUGHTER]

YEAH?

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

WE WORKED REALLY HARD ON THIS

WHOLE THING.

[ LAUGHTER ]

AT THE END OF THE DAY WE'RE LIKE

OH, (bleep) WHAT IS THE TITLE.

THROW THAT OUT.

ARGGHH.

[LAUGHTER]

FEW PEOPLE KNOW THIS BUT LOST IN

LAST NIGHT'S HYDRATION DISASTER

WAS THE FACT THAT SENATOR RUBIO

ACTUALLY GAVE A SPEECH.

THE FIRST NATIONALLY TELEVISED

REPUBLICAN SPEECH SINCE MITT

ROMNEY LOST.

THE PICTURE OF BARACK OBAMA DID

NOT MATCH THE BARACK OBAMA MOST

EXPERIENCED.

WHAT LESSONS DID THE G.O.P.

LEARN?

>> EA ACCUSED US OF WANTING

DIRTY WATER AND DIRTY AIR AND

HIS FAVORITE ATTACK OF ALL IS

THAT THOSE OF US WHO DON'T AGREE

WITH HEM ONLY CARE ABOUT RICH

PEOPLE.

BUT ANY TIME THE PEOPLE OPPOSES

THE PRESIDENT'S AGENDA HE AND

HIS ALLIES RESPOND BY FALSELY

ATTACKING HIS MOTIVES.

>> Jon:S IT'S SO HURTFUL.

IT'S ENOUGH TO MICK A PERSPIRE.

I'M SORRY, I MEAN GLOW.

[ LAUGHTER ]

YES, HOW ALL OF IT IS TO

MISREPRESENT YOUR POLITICAL

OPPONENTS VIEWS AND PROPOSALS.

ANYTHING YOU WOULD CARE TO ADD

TO THAT.

>> OUR FREE ENTERPRISE ECONOMY

IS THE SOURCE OF MIDDLE CLASS

PRORS EXPERT BUT PRESIDENT

OBAMA -- PROSPERITY, BUT

PRESIDENT OBAMA BELIEVES IT'S

THE CAUSE OF PROBLEM.

I HOPE THE PRESIDENT LOSES THE

ON SEFTION RAISING TAXES AND

INSTEAD TONIGHT WOULD HAVE BEEN

A GOOD TIME TO SAVE MEDICARE.

>> Jon: INSTEAD OF WHY DIDN'T

HE GO OUT THERE AND SAY

SOMETHING ABOUT MEDICARE.

SOMETHING -- WHAT WAS THAT?

>> I'M MEDICARE I'M PREPARED TO

ENACT REFORMS THAT WILL ACHIEVE

THE SAME AMOUNT OF HEALTH CARE

SAVINGS BY THE BEGINNING OF THE

NEXT DECADE AS THOSE PROPOSED BY

THE BIPARTISAN SIMPSON BOWLES

COMMISSION.

>> Jon: I SEE THE PROBLEM,

ONCE AGAIN RATHER THAN

RESPONDING

RESPONDING TO ACTUAL OBAMA,

REPUBLICANS ARE STUCK RESPONDING

TO THE FICTIONAL IMAGE OF OBAMA

THEY CREATED.

THE SMAIM BOILERPLATE REPUBLICAN

TALKING POINTS BUT JUST WITH A

BETTER BACKSTORY.

>> MORE GOVERNMENT ISN'T GOING

TO HELP YOU GET AHEAD.

IT'S GOING TO HOLD YOU BACK.

MORE GOVERNMENT ISN'T GOING TO

CREATE MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

IT'S GOING TO LIMIT THEM.

>> Jon: CUE THE SAME

REPUBLICAN IN THE SAME SPEECH

TRYING TO LIMIT YOUR ACCESS TO

FEDERAL HELP THAT MANAGED TO

HELP HIM AND NOT HOLD HIM BACK.

>> I BELIEVE IN FINANCIAL AID.

I COULDN'T HAVE GONE TO COLLEGE

WITHOUT IT.

MEDICARE IS IMPORTANT TO ME.

IT'S THE SAME MEDICARE MY MOTHER

RECEIVES RIGHT NOW.

>> Jon: BUT I POINT IS

(bleep) IT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

BECAUSE -- I DON'T KNOW -- IT

MAKES YOU DEPENDENT.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

REPUBLICANS LITTLE TIP, AS YOU

ARE FEELING AROUND FOR A NEW

PARTY STRATEGY IF PAUL RYAN

DOESN

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT, SHE'S

AFGHANISTAN'S FIRST FEMALE

PARLIAMENT SPEAKER AND PLANS TO

RUN FOR PRESIDENT OF AFGHANISTAN

IN 2014.

HER BOOK IS CALLED "THE FAVORED

DAUGHTER: ONE WOMAN'S FIGHT TO

LEAD AFGHANISTAN TO THE FUTURE."

PLEASE WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM

FAWZIA KOOFI.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

HELLO.

THANK YOU FOR COMING.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

NICE TO SEE YOU.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

YOU KNOW, WE GET A LOT OF PEOPLE

ON THIS SHOW AND THEY ARE ALL

VERY NICE.

BUT YOUR STORY IS SO ASTONISHING

AND SO INSPIRING THAT I AM

EMBARRASSED.

IT BEGINS WITH YOUR BIRTH AND

YOUR MOTHER FEELING LIKE BECAUSE

YOU ARE A GIRL, YOU ARE NOT

WORTHY, AND THEY LEAVE YOU TO

DIE.

AND YET HERE YOU ARE RUNNING FOR

PRESIDENT OF AFGHANISTAN.

HOW --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

-- IT'S -- HUMBLING AND -- WALK

US THROUGH JUST A LITTLE BIT OF

THAT JOURNEY.

>> IT'S TRUE.

ACTUALLY MY STORY IS A PART OF

MANY AFGHANISTAN WOMAN STORY BUT

THE FACT THAT I MADE IT FOR

EVERYONE TO HEAR THE LIFE OF AN

AFGHAN WOMAN IS FIRST OF ALL I

WAS EDUCATED.

BECAUSE MY MOTHER AS A WOMG

SUFFERED SO MUCH AND SHE DIDN'T

WANT ANOTHER WOMAN TO SUFFER AS

MUCH AS SHE SUFFERED.

SHE DOESN'T CARE SO MUCH WHEN I

WAS FIRSTBORN BUT SHE LATER IN

MY LIFE SHE GAVE ME ENOUGH LOVE

AND SUPPORT WHEN I WENT TO

SCHOOL.

BUT THE LIFE OF AFGHAN WOMAN

FROM THE TIME SHE IS BORN TO THE

TIME SHE'S MARRIED AND GOES TO

HER, YOU KNOW, HUSBAND'S LIFE

AND TO THE TIME HER LIFE

FINISHES IS FULL OF STRUGGLE.

IT'S CHANGED THOUGH NOW.

THE TYPE OF STRUGGLE I HAD TO

DO, MY DAUGHTERS DON'T HAVE TO

DO THAT.

IT'S A GENERATION CHANGE.

I HAD TO STRUGGLE TO GO TO

SCHOOL AND MANY MEMBERS OF MY

FAMILY WOULDN'T ALLOW ME TO GO

TO SCHOOL.

BUT MY DAUGHTERS HAVE A CHOICE

TO GO TO THE BEST SCHOOL IN

KABUL AND I THINK BECAUSE OF THE

SOCIAL CHANGES IN AFGHANISTAN.

IT'S HARDLY MESH YOU'RABLE TO BE

REPORTED IN MEDIA BECAUSE IT'S

NOT MEASURABLE.

WITH ALL THE CHANGES THAT HAS

HAPPENED, I GIVE MYSELF ALL

ELIGIBILITY TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT

OF AFGHANISTAN.

>> Jon: IT'S TREMENDOUS.

WHEN YOU SPEAK ABOUT THE SOCIAL

CHANGE THAT HAS OCCURRED OVER

THAT GENERATION, YET, YOUR LIFE

REMAINS IN PERIL ON A DAILY

BASIS.

THE TALIBAN HAS TRIED TO

ASSASSINATE YOU MANY DIFFERENT

TIMES.

AND YOU SEEM REMARKABLY SERENE

IN THE FACE AFTER THIS KIND OF

DANGER.

IS THAT JUST SOMETHING YOU HAVE

A FAITH THAT YOU BELIEVE THIS IS

YOUR DESTINY THIS IS WHAT YOU

MUST DO EVEN WITH THE PERIL IT

PUTS YOU IN?

>> IT'S A CHOICE.

I COULD COME TO EUROPE OR U.S.

AND STAY LUXURIOUS LIFE LIKE

MANY OTHER PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD

DO OR I COULD STAY BACK IN MY

COUNTRY AND TRY TO CONTRIBUTE TO

A SMALL CHANGE IF I CAN.

I HAVE DECIDED TO GO FOR THE

SECOND OPTION THOUGH IT'S NOT

EASY.

I FEEL AS A WOMAN IF YOU BECOME

STRONGER POLITCALLY OR SOCIALLY

YOU FIND MORE OPPONENTS.

THERE'S PEOPLE THAT WANT YOU NOT

TO BE IN THIS WORLD.

THERE'S BEEN WOMAN THAT I --

THAT I HAD TO FACE INSURGENCY

FACE TO FACE.

THEY TRIED TO KILL ME.

I WAS UNDER ATTACK FOR HALF AN

HOUR.

BUT STILL I -- YOU KNOW I THINK

AFGHANISTAN NEEDS PEOPLE WHO

BRING CHANGE FOR THE PEOPLE AND

I THINK -- AGAIN, I SEE MYSELF

PART OF THE AGENT OF CHANGE IN

AFGHANISTAN.

AND AFGHANISTAN IS NOT ONLY A

COUNTRY WHERE YOU HEAR ABOUT WAR

IT'S A COUNTRY FULL OF VALUES

AND PERHAPS YOU HAVE SEEN IT IN

ONE SPECIAL.

>> Jon: ABSOLUTELY.

>> IT'S A RELATIONSHIP AND

VALUE.

THAT IS THE FACE OF AFGHANISTAN

I WOULD LIKE TO DEMONSTRATE TO

THE WORLD WHICH IS NOT ONLY A

COUNTRY THAT YOU DON'T NATE TO

BUT A COUNTRY THAT COULD BE

RELIABLE IN THE WORLD.

THE NEW GENERATION IS DOING AN

ENORMOUSLY WONDERFUL JOB TRYING

TO MAKE SURE THAT AFGHANISTANçó

DOESN'T ONCE AGAIN FALL IN THE

HANDS OF EXTREMISM OR

RADICALISM.

THE FACT THAT I WAS LISTENING TO

PRESIDENT OBAMA'S STATE OF THE

UNION ADDRESS LAST NIGHT, IT'S

PROMISING TO SEE AFGHANISTAN IS

PART OF FOREIGN POLICY BUT ON

THE OTHER HAND, TROOP WITHDRAWAL

IS CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE AND IN

AFGHANISTAN THERE'S CONCERN OF

WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH THE

PURSUING OF THE PEACE PROCESS.

THERE'S HOPES AND CONCERNS AS

WELL.

I WANT TO BE PART OF HOPE FOR MY

COUNTRY.

I KNOW THERE ARE CHALLENGES AND

ONE DAY I MIGHT BE ASSASSINATED

BUT IT'S A CHOICE I MADE FOR

MYSELF.

>> Jon: INSPIRING ONE AND

INCREDIBLY BRAVE ONE.

ENOUGH TIME WE'LL GOOD TO

COMMERCIAL AND WE'LL TALK MORE

ABOUT THE COMPLEXITIES ANT

DUEALITY OF LIVING IN

AFGHANISTAN AND THE DIFFICULTY

AS YOU GO THROUGH THERE.

VERY, VERY NICE TO HAVE YOU ON

THE SHOW.

FAWZIA KOOFI, "THE FAVORED

DAUGHTER."

YOU SHE HAD GUT THIS AND READ

IT.

SHE'S PRETTY A

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