Friday, November 26, 2004

Saudi Elections: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

After years of autocratic rule, our allies, the Saudis, are finally holding some limited elections at the municipal level -- it's a start. However, male prisoners can vote, but all females can not (nor can they run as candidates). And folks think there are problems in Iraq. At least in Iraq, we are looking at full scale national elections in which men and women can vote. Instead of bashing our efforts in Iraq, my fellow travelers on the left, if they are really interested in helping Arabic people escape oppression, should start focusing on theocratic Saudi Arabia.

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