Saturday, January 17, 2004

Barefoot and Pregnant
Anybody who was moved (as most people were) by the site of Afghan women removing their burkhas after the Taliban was uprooted should read this little number. The U.S.-installed Iraqi governing council has voted to take away the freedoms that Iraqi women enjoyed under Saddam Hussein and replace them with regulations derived from Islamic sharia law. It's claimed that U.S. proconsul Paul Bremer is unlikely to approve, but in five months, he'll be gone when we hand over all power to the council. So we brought freedom to the Iraqi people, eh? Another lie.

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