Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Pakistani (and American) outrages

In a column about Pakistani mistreatment of women, Nicholas Kirstof includes the following paragraph.
I've heard from Pakistanis who, while horrified by honor killings and rapes, are embarrassed that it is the barbarism in Pakistan that gets headlines abroad. A word to those people: I understand your defensiveness, for we Americans feel the same about Guantánamo Bay and Abu Ghraib. But rooting out brutality is a better strategy than covering it up, and any nation should be proud to produce someone like Ms. Mukhtaran.

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