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I only caught a few minutes of Meet the Press today, but I thought that Reuel Marc Gerecht had an interesting, albeit controversial, point: don't worry too much about whether women in Iraq have absolute political and social equality right away. In our own country, women didn't have the full franchise until 1920 ---and no one can reasonably say that we weren't a functioning democracy before then.
Anyway, I very much doubt that women won't have the vote from the very start of a constitutional Iraq. That doesn't seem to be an especially big issue. But it's interesting that what we expect an Iraqi constitution to look like is so fully modern. We see suffrage as a given, when it is not.
But let us have lots more commentary from the Left ---that is, if they are able to see past the war for a moment to visualize the inevitable peace--- on their concerns regarding Islamic law.
I mean, if you have a problem with sharia, by all means, share it with the class...