Friday, November 16, 2007

I really just can't believe this.

My friend Jason sent me this quote and news article today.
I laughed at the quote at first thinking how dorky our love for White House Press Secretary CJ Creig is. But then I opened the article.

This article made me a little ill actually. But I guess these are the types of people our government feels comfortable dealing with. It's amazing what human rights violations we're willing to overlook just as long as there is oil in your country.

Anyway here is the quote and it is probably my favorite CJ Creig quote ever. To put it into context CJ has just leared from the news wires that 17 Saudi school girls were forced to stay in a burning building and die because they weren't wearing the proper clothing to be seen in public. This was her response to the question "Aren't you outraged"

"Outraged? I'm barely surprised. This is a country where women aren't allowed to drive a car. They're not allowed to be in the company of any
man other than a close relative, they're required to adhere to a dress code that would make the Maryknoll Nun look like Malibu Barbie. They beheaded 121 people last year for robbery, rape, and drug trafficking, they've no free press, no elected government, no political parties, and the royal family allows the religious police to travel in groups of six, carrying nightsticks and they freely and publicly beat women. But "Brutus is an honorable man." Seventeen schoolgirls were forced to burn alive because they weren't wearing the proper clothing. Am I outraged? No, Steve. No Chris. No, Mark. That is Saudi Arabia, our partners in peace."

If only there were someone in our current administraton who thought like this.

And just to lighten the mood... Another reason why I love this woman.

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