Sunday, July 13, 2008

she just WON'T SAY IT! 

A friend of mine told me that Condoleezza Rice was going to be on Good Morning America this morning to talk about rape as a weapon of war. It sounded hard to believe, so of course I HAD TO tune in! Africa, Bosnia, but, YOU GUESSED IT, no mention AND I MEAN NO MENTION AT ALL of Iraq!

She said some very important things, like how rape has never been considered a major issue of war because "the women don't die. But they do die," she says that part of the raped women dies forever. And while it's GREAT that she is making the case that rape is a weapon of war, to NOT mention Iraq even once is outrageous! Groups like STAAAMP (Survivors Take Action Against Abuse by Military Personnel) has reported THOUSANDS of cases of rape in Iraq against Iraqi women and American women in the military.

Rice said TWICE that rape is used as a weapon of war "in some parts of the world." Ever the cautious speaker, Rice artfully side stepped ANY guilt she has in BRINGING RAPE AS A WEAPON OF WAR into many MANY women's lives! She wants to leave her job as being an advocate for victims? THAT'S INSANE! THAT'S OUTRAGEOUS!


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