Thursday, March 08, 2007
When The Bodyguard Needs a Guard
The Libyan government has decided that any Libyan woman under 40 can't leave the country without being accompanied by a male guardian. (in Arabic)
This new law has been vehemently criticized in the Libyan press.
Does this mean that Gaddafi no longer will travel with his female bodyguards? But wait a minute! How the heck did we go from him using women as bodyguards to them now needing male guards when they travel?
Or maybe the county has adopted "one step forward, two steps backward" as its national jig!
Update 3/11/2006: Libya cancelled the travel ban decision against women after much protest from women groups and others. Now Gaddafi can have his bodyguards back.