Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Iraq Constitution May Erode Women's Rights

Iraq Constitution May Erode Women's Rights

Why We Fight:

"A part of Iraq's draft constitution obtained by The Associated Press gives Islam a major role in Iraqi civil law, raising concerns that women could lose rights in marriage, divorce and inheritance."

Better than Saddam HOW? OK, maybe electron microscopically better than Saddam. But it makes you wonder. Thousands of Americans and tens of thousands of Iraqis die for "democracy" and then they get what - an Islamic Republic?

Sure, democracy in and of itself is a valuable. But just as importnat are other, at least theoretical pillars liek equality and freedom and the rights of the minority...

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