Wednesday, December 12, 2007

No Guns For Iraqi Female Police

Here's a place where guns are being taken away.. from some.

While the verdict is out on whether The Surge is working in Iraq, here’s a sign that things aren’t going well: The Los Angeles Times reports that female police officers in Iraq are being forced to hand in their handguns. “Critics say the move is the latest sign of the religious and cultural conservatism that has taken hold in Iraq since Saddam Hussein's ouster ushered in a government dominated by Shiite Muslims,” the article says. Critics of the plan also point out that there won’t be female police officers to frisk other women at checkpoints, investigate rape charges or defend themselves from kidnappings or assassinations since police officers are targeted.

In a country where security is important, depleting your police force of capable officers is not a smart move.



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