Freedom and Democracy Everybody!

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.

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