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Friday, December 19, 2003

Women's Lib
Supposedly beneficiaries of the Bush wars, women in Afghanistan and Iraq are not doing well, according to Juan Cole:

The sad reality is farther from this extended political commercial than even the most hardened cynic could easily imagine. Women have been frozen out of significant political office in Afghanistan and have been silenced with death threats from hardened warlords when they have dared speak out.
In Herat, warlord Ismail Khan's policies toward women differ only somewhat from those of the Taliban!
Likewise, in Iraq, the US invasion and occupation has certainly been a disaster for Iraqi women.