Monday, April 24, 2006
The Spin - and the Truth
From SusanG at Daily Kos - click here to read more...
George W. Bush, March 12, 2004:
"The advance of freedom in the greater Middle East has given new rights and new hopes to women. And America will do its part to continue the spread of liberty."
Yes, America does seem to be doing its part in spreading liberty - if you define liberty as total anarchy and lawlessness that leaves the most vulnerable in Iraq open to abuse:
"No one knows how many young women have been kidnapped and sold since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. The Organization for Women's Freedom in Iraq, based in Baghdad, estimates from anecdotal evidence that more than 2,000 Iraqi women have gone missing in that period. A Western official in Baghdad who monitors the status of women in Iraq thinks that figure may be inflated but admits that sex trafficking, virtually nonexistent under Saddam, has become a serious issue. The collapse of law and order and the absence of a stable government have allowed criminal gangs, alongside terrorists, to run amuck. Meanwhile, some aid workers say, bureaucrats in the ministries have either paralyzed with red tape or frozen the assets of charities that might have provided refuge for these girls. As a result, sex trafficking has been allowed to fester unchecked."
How Christian social conservatives can square Bush receiving divine guidance on the invasion straight from the stovepipe of God and yet failing to provide for law and order is beyond comprehension.