GUEST STAR! Chris J: Fighting the dumb fight

Photo of women in Lafayette Square in front of the white house on page B3 in the Post today. No story, just a caption: "At Lafayette Square, members of the women's antiwar group Code Pink rally against President Bush's policies on Iraq, noting several family-related issues still are facing that country."

Wish I could have been there. I'd like to ask them, 1) if they knew the war was over, and 2) which policies they specifically protested. Presumably, they think the Iraqis were better off under Saddam's rule. Do they demand utopia now? After all, it's been a month since the war ended! I wonder if the "family-related" issues they cite include the breakup of families by authoritarian, brutal rule. How many Iraqi women lost male family members to torture and summary execution? Does Code Pink protest the liberation of the Iraqi women who were used as tools of torture--i.e. being raped in front of their husbands? Or are they miffed that less than a month after the war, Iraqi women still only make three-quarters of a dinar compared to men in similar jobs?

Just another stupid day in the District.

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