WOMEN IN IRAQ….Jeanne d’Arc today:

One of the things that struck me watching the crowds tearing down the statues of Saddam Hussein was that I didn’t see any women. Another thing that struck me was that no one commented on this — as if streets without women were entirely normal. Pardon my stereotypically feminist response, but to me a world wiped clean of women is a little disturbing….

I think we all understand that there are lots of areas that could stand improvement in Iraq, but it would be nice to think that the folks busily rebuilding institutions there consider this to be one of them. We’ll wait and see.