Friday, August 19, 2005

fun with quotes

LAURA BUSH: "Afghan women know, through hard experience, what the rest of the world is discovering: The brutal oppression of women is a central goal of the terrorists."

SALON.COM: "Afghan girls -- now free to marry at age 6. That's some liberation."

LAURA BUSH: : "I hope Americans will join our family in working to insure that dignity and opportunity will be secured for all the women and children of Afghanistan."

UNITED NATIONS: " is common for girls to be traded to resolve conflicts between tribal families. Such children usually become the "property" of the family or individual who receives them."

GEORGE BUSH: "Our coalition has liberated Afghanistan and restored fundamental human rights and freedoms to Afghan women, and all the people of Afghanistan. Young girls in Afghanistan are able to attend schools for the first time."

PROF. YAKIN ERTURK, (the UN special rapporteur on violence against women): "Afghanistan's law-enforcement and judicial systems offer no special protection from female victims of violence, and officials often subject such women to humiliation before returning them to the abusive environments from which they are trying to escape."


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