April 5, 2006, - 4:24 pm

Kuwaiti Women’s Vote: Don’t Believe the Hype

By Debbie Schlussel
The Mainstream Media is charmed to death by the Kuwaitis.
You see, they’ve finally allowed women to vote in Kuwait. Sort of. Women were allowed to vote, yesterday, for the first time, but in municipal elections only.
Women still can’t be candidates, can’t go out without covering up almost completely (hijab and all), and they can’t be the Emir of Kuwait.
And that’s the thing. Kuwaitis, female OR male really can’t vote for the dictator leader of their country. Kuwait is an Islamic monarchy, run by the Al-Sabah royal family.
So, can someone please tell that to the ignorant media and HOprah (who, on her daily brain-addling talk show, called Kuwait, “the only democracy in the Middle East”; Hello, Oprah . . . that’s Israel’s description, girlfriend). Kuwait ain’t a democracy, people.

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Emir of Kuwait on Background Photo @ Kuwaiti “Elections”

(Photo by Gustavo Ferrari/AP)

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2 Responses

Israel is the only democracy in the middle east. Even America-hater Bush said, “We support the election process, we support democracy, but that doesn’t mean we have to support governments that get elected as a result of democracy,” when he was talking about Hamas winning the Palestinian elections. So Israel is not the only democracy in the middle east according to America-hater Bush.
Did not lackeys for the Bush administration hail the Iraqi elections as democracy? Iraq is in the middle east, and Iraq is not Israel. So Israel is not the only democracy in the middle east. Unless lackeys for the Bush administration are now willing to say that what happened in Iraq was NOT democracy.
What might be more honest is to say, “Israel is the only democracy in the middle east that we like.”

hqsbud on April 6, 2006 at 1:59 pm

ìWhat might be more honest is to say, “Israel is the only democracy in the middle east that we like.”
Hqsbud I agreeÖAnd ISRAEL is also the only democracy in the Middle East we can trust, and rely on to be sane~

The Canadien on April 9, 2006 at 6:03 am

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