what became of the likely lads?

MRS. BUSH: Well, for him, one great feeling of accomplishment of his that I appreciate is the liberation of Afghanistan, and the fact that girls are in school in Afghanistan, and women can walk on the streets without a male escort. And it’s still tough there, and we read about it every day. But I‘ve met a lot of women from Afghanistan, both on my visits there, and women who come through the United States studying to be teachers, or working with judges, the women judges, or the parliamentarians that come through, and that’s a — I think that’s a huge accomplishment. It’s life-changing for the women who live there.

Interview mit George W. Bush und Laura Bush