Well hoo-fucking-ray. We have now officially destroyed the largest secular state in the Middle East and created an Islamic fundamentalist state. Islam will now be the "main source" of Iraq's law. Digby has an aneurysm on behalf of the rest of us:
Well, we're not really talking about human rights now are we? We're talking about women's rights, which are always negotiable.To the women of Iraq: my sincere apologies. But karma is on the march, John Roberts is in the wings and we American girls are not far behind you.
And what say you Hitchens, you useful fucking idiot? Americans just "freed" the Iraqis so they could live under Islamic law. That's quite a goddamned achievement. You must be so proud.
How about you Condi? Are you proud of what you've done? You just "freed" 13 million women into second class citizenship -- probably into hell. Tough luck ladies. Don't worry, though, your granddaughters might get their rights back in their lifetimes. You can't stop progress, you know.
And what about you, George you misbegotten cretin. Is this what you were talking about in all these windy speeches about freedom being the gift of the almighty and all that other flatulent twaddle you peddle to the silly rubes who confuse leadership with frat boy swagger? Did you free the Iraqis so they could live under Ayatollahs?
Iraqi women's lives have already become demonstrably less free. This will codify it. And tough shit if you're gay or secular or different in any way. Some fucking freedom.
I hope that everyone makes it their business to remind every Republican asshole they know that it wasn't the liberals who turned Iraq into a theocracy. This is happening on their watch, under their auspices. We don't believe in theocracy. They do. They do not believe in freedom. We do.
I am now officially an isolationist. Not because I don't think that Americans should spend its blood and treasure on foreigners. It's because I don't think the world can take much more of our "freedom and democracy."
Just ask the US Senate. Women's rights are negotiable everywhere.