May 3, 2006

WELL, THEY HAD PERFECT EQUALITY IN THOSE MASS GRAVES:

Women's Lib: Saddam wasn't a feminist (A. YASMINE RASSAM, May 3, 2006, Opinion Journal)

Some radical feminists and anti-war liberals have very short memories. It's just three years after Saddam Hussein's ouster and some would have us believe the tyrant was in fact a protector of women's rights in Iraq. That Iraq under Saddam actually had progressive, pro-women policies that are now being "rolled back" thanks to the Bush administration.

A recent report by "Global Exchange" and "Code Pink" entitled "Iraqi Women Under Siege" concluded that "the occupation of Iraq has not resulted in greater equality and freedom for women" than they had under Saddam Hussein. Published by two radical feminist anti-war groups whose primary activities include protesting military recruiting stations, organizing anti-WTO protests and sympathizing with the regimes in North Korea and Cuba, this report echoes a long line of blatant pronouncements. Hillary Clinton who once said that after liberation there were "pullbacks in the rights that [women] were given under Saddam Hussein" and Howard Dean's infamous remark that "Iraqi women were better off under Saddam Hussein."


Odd that putative democrats would value voting so little.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 3, 2006 10:52 PM
Comments

If they valued voting, they wouldn't be so casual about stealing elections....

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at May 3, 2006 11:11 PM

Maybe they're for an equality of oppression.

Posted by: RC at May 4, 2006 8:14 AM

Without power they cannot force society to progress towards their vision of what it should be. So it is natural for progressives to worship and value those who wield absolute power.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at May 4, 2006 8:30 AM
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