Steve Cole at StrategyPage reports:
The US Senate has voted 93-0 to prevent any military regulations requiring female soldiers stationed in Saudi Arabia or any Moslem country to wear head-to-toe abaya dresses and veils. As the House has already passed a similar measure, this will become part of the next defense budget. The exact language of the directive has yet to be written.
Yes, both houses of Congress are catching up with the warbloggers in giving the finger to the House of Saud. The Senate is leading from the rear on this, but at least they’re in front of the White House.
On a related note, my mother in law suggested yesterday that we start arming Saudi women.