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Mukhtaran Bibi

Mukhtaran Bibi Update Tom Watson While this is pretty much the story of one courageous woman and a movement of people to support her, I can't help bu

Mukhtaran Bibi Update Tom Watson

While this is pretty much the story of one courageous woman and a movement of people to support her, I can't help but to be fascinated by the power of the blogosphere in this saga. Since Tuesday afternoon, we've lined up something on the order of 50 blogs supporting , who is being held in Pakistan so as not to embarass the corrupt, failed Musharraf government.

And now, I'm getting email updates from inside Pakistan - where, unfortunately, the news is not good. Despite a soothing statement from the U.S. State Department and one from the Pakistani government, Mukhtaran Mai is not free to travel as of this morning. The liberal Pakistani Daily Times reports that although this hero for our times has has been taken off the government's do not travel list, her passport has been confiscated. Here are the details, and it's clear thatwe must continue to press this case. So please. continue to use the email addresses of the Pakistani U.S. embassy staff, please write members of Congress and the President (politely, Fitz and Alva), and by all means, get as many blogs as possible involved in this. Other than Nick Kristoff, this case has been largely ignored by the pontificating piehole class, and that needs to change.   Read on...

 

Buldge Redux       Discourse.net

Remember all the stuff about whether Bush was wired for the debates?

My brother’s column yesterday, The Second Memo, closes with this little jem:

The folks over at isbushwired.com would like you to take a look at we must continue to press this case. So please. continue to use the email addresses of the Pakistani U.S. embassy staff, please write members of Congress and the President (politely, Fitz and Alva), and by all means, get as many blogs as possible involved in this. Other than Nick Kristoff, this case has been largely ignored by the pontificating piehole class, and that needs to change. Read on...


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