The Corner

She “Will Remain in The Brothel Until She Is Dying of Aids”

If you haven’t, read Nicholas Kristof’s most recent column from the Cambodia on the sex trade. Without being too pie-eyed, this is the type of person in the world Bush’s moral vision includes—don’t know if she will be given hope by Bush administration policies and talk, but that would be his hope, in his sex trafficking policies and U.N. challenge. That’s using our power for good. Call it neoconservative or whatever you like. In the end, it’s decent and right. And hopefully, through the work of a Kristof and or a W., Srey Mom will have a chance for a different life, and so many like her.

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