We went into Iraq for Weapons of Mass Destruction to bring freedom and democracy. Well, it has finally been achieved!!!
That is… if you ignore the honour killings…
Like a 17-year-old girl who was beaten to death by her own father for the wretched crime of being in love with a British soldier! The horror.
“You are in a Muslim society and women should live under religious laws.”
-Sergeant Ali Jabbar of Basra police
The feminist within me is kicking and screaming and wanting to throw dung hysterically.
The only reason why I wasn’t actively expressing my annoyance at the Iraq war before was because I agreed in part with Christopher Hitchens, and I was hoping that we might actually bring a bit of democracy to that country even after we’d invaded it for the wrong reasons. I was hoping some good might come out of it.
But, alas, we’ve kicked out one oppressive government and allowed the creation of a theocracy. Epic fail.