Turkish Women Challenge Hughes On Iraq -- Female Activists Decry U.S. PolicyQuicklink submitted by Amanda Lang Permalink
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|A group of Turkish women's rights activists confronted Undersecretary of State Karen Hughes on Wednesday with emotional and heated complaints about the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, turning a session designed to highlight the empowering of women into a raw display of the anger at U.S. policy in the region. 'War makes the rights of women completely erased, and poverty comes after war -- and women pay the price,' said Fatma Nevin Vargun, a Kurdish women's rights activist. Vargun denounced the arrest of Cindy Sheehan, the mother of an American soldier killed in Iraq, in front of the White House this week. WHAT POSSIBLY DID THE WHITE HOUSE THINK THIS OLDER WEALTHY, OVER-WEIGHT, FUNDAMENTALIST CHRISTIAN REPUBLICAN WHITE WOMAN TELL THE MIDDLE EAST MUSLIMS ABOUT WAR? That's just about as dumb as putting a horse show dude in charge of FEMA! OOPS|
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