I Thought Women's Rights Mattered?

Apparently not to Gerecht (from the American Enterprise Institute who appeared on MTP today.

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Blondesense tipped me off to this clip: "Gerecht pointed out that women didn't have the right to vote in the US in 1900, and if Iraqi democracy looked like US democracy circa 1900 everyone would be thrilled. Then he said that women's social rights in Iraq is not really that important.”

Update-Atrios says: There you go. "Democracy"* an end in itself, no matter what it means for the rights of women and minorities....read on

James Wolcott says: The Shame Game... So those who think this war isn't worth fighting are shameful because of their craven indifference to women's rights while one of the leading neocon architects of the very war that Simon champions--and not just any architect, but a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the Director of the Middle East Initiative for the Project for the New American Century--isn't that concerned that a new Iraq constitution might roll back and restrict women's freedoms, subjecting them to Islamic law....read on

Un poeta loco says: It would come as no surprise to anyone – in fact most people would agree – that the Bush administration has started to backpedal as quickly as possible on the definition of success in Iraq.


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