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I’m not always proud of being an American. We have mega-problems, mega-corruption, mega-distracted leadership. However – there is much for which to be grateful. One is the fact that our legal system is based on a code of ethics derived from Judeo-Christian law.

Did you see the following?

U.S. Astonished by Saudi Rape Sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department expressed astonishment Tuesday about a Saudi court’s sentence of six months in jail and 200 lashes for a woman who was gang raped.

Department spokesman Sean McCormack stopped short of stronger language against its close ally in the Middle East. On Monday, Canada said it would lodge a complaint and called the sentence barbaric.

”I think when you look at the crime and the fact that now the victim is punished, I think that causes a fair degree of surprise and astonishment,” McCormack said. ”But it is within the power of the Saudi government to take a look at the verdict and change it.”

The sentencing came at a sensitive time in U.S.-Saudi relations.

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