Life for Women in Iraq after the Americans Left Town


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Essay #: 072211
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Life for Women in Iraq after the Americans Left Town
In Candide Voltaire claimed that war was a waste of resources that resulted in simply a huge loss of innocent life. War allowed soldiers to act with impunity – they could get away with rape and murder and not be held to account because acts committed during the war are considered differently than in peacetime. When the Americans invaded Iraq they were hoping to create a better quality of life to the Iraqi people. But years after the initial fighting has stopped life for the people in Iraq is no better than it was in the time of Saddam. While women did not have a lot of rights under Saddam’s rule, it would appear that the situation is no...
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.....tunately Voltaire wasn’t able to come up with a solution to the problem, and it would seem for now, that neither can anybody else when it comes to the plight of women in Iraq after the war.
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