Thursday, June 29, 2006

Kuwaitis vote in landmark polls

Nice to see the BBC reporting on good news from the Middle East.

Kuwaitis are voting in parliamentary elections which, for the first time, allow women to cast ballots and stand as candidates.

But there's still more work to do.

Early voting was heavy in this women-only polling station. Under rules written in 2005 men and women must vote separately.

Still, it is progress.

Kuwait's parliament is considered to be the strongest of those in the Gulf monarchies, and the National Assembly often expresses differences of opinion with cabinet in a robust fashion.

What the BBC fail to mention, is that none of this would have been possible if the US hadn't kicked Saddam out and returned the country to the Kuwaitis.

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