Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Kindred Spirits

Argh.

At a time when Pakistan is supposed to be going after Al Qaeda terrorists who make merry within the country's borders, our colleague Nicholas Kristof reports that Mr. Musharraf's government has instead arrested a victim of sanctioned gang rape for planning a visit to the United States. Mukhtaran Bibi was sentenced by a tribal council to be gang-raped because her [12-year-old] younger brother supposedly had relations with a woman from a higher caste. After the rape by four men, she was forced by village leaders to walk home nearly naked in front of a jeering crowd.

They've also released the rapists for no apparent reason.

Tell me again about President Bush's deep and abiding love for freedom and democracy and human rights, and how that led him to oh-so-reluctantly invade Iraq?

Oh well, at least it's not like we're friends with anyone who boils people alive - Oops. Never mind.

1 comment:

Desi said...

Yep, these are our 'allies' -- *sigh*.