MORE RAPE ALLEGATIONS IN IRAQ. Yet another woman has come forward with rape allegations against Iraqi security forces. Four soldiers allegedly raped the 50-year-old Sunni woman and attempted to rape her two daughters in Tal Afar. The fifth soldier, standing guard outside, came in and held his fellow soldiers at gunpoint to make them stop. The four soldiers have confessed.
Rape is an ugly and increasingly better-documented part of war. And our continued military involvement in Iraq isn't going to protect these women.
-- Kay Steiger