Sunday, February 10, 2008

CNN: The Deadly Plight of Women in Post-Saddam Iraq

billw, Crooks and Liars: CNN’s Arwa Damon Reports. (Click on the pic for the video.) Viewer discretion is advised.

MoxieGrrrl: So what exactly have we done for these people?

The images in the Basra police file are nauseating: Page after page of women killed in brutal fashion — some strangled to death, their faces disfigured; others beheaded. All bear signs of torture.

The women are killed, police say, because they failed to wear a headscarf or because they ignored other “rules” that secretive fundamentalist groups want to enforce. […]

“We thought there would be freedom and democracy and women would have their rights. But all the things we were promised have not come true. There is only fear and horror.”

Is this what John McCain means when he says ‘By golly’ we’re ‘winning’ in Iraq?

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