Bush & Islam: Prison for Iraqi Women
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Hard to believe under Saddam, Iraqi women had rights, not seen since US international sanctions, Saddams demise and a new US sanctioned Iraqi Government in what can only be the "True Weapon of Mass Destruction", except this Weapon was made in the Good Ole USA.
How Iraq became a prison for womenDaphne Bramham, Vancouver SunPublished: Friday, May 02, 2008
When there were no weapons of mass destruction, U.S. President George W. Bush reframed the Iraqi invasion as a means of building democracy and restoring women's rights.
But like the entire misadventure, things have gone badly wrong. From the 1960s through most of Saddam Hussein's regime, Iraqi women were among the most liberated and liberal of all Muslim women. Girls went to school, women worked, wore what they chose, drove cars, ran for office and spoke their minds.
It was the international sanctions against Iraq that destroyed the economy and drove women from the labour force.