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  •  I wasn't comparing the two (4+ / 0-)
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    I was pointing out that this was being used as further "proof" that Iran is evil. I find it ironic coming from an administration that wanted to write anti-gay sentiment into our Constitution.  

    •  I won't apologize for that (6+ / 0-)

      It is proof that Iran has some godawful policies they should be challenged on. I refuse to turn a blind eye to what Iran is doing to my brothers and sisters because some people feel that any criticism of Iran, no matter how justified, might embolden the President.

      You said, "coming from an administration..." Has either Bush or Cheney said anything about this asylum case or the hanging of gays in Iran? I'm going to guess they aren't making a big deal about it, and knowing domestic politics, it's not hard to say why.

      •  Iran certainly merits opprobrium (4+ / 0-)

        for its treatment of gays and lesbians; but what exactly do you think states should do if they're genuinely interested in their plight?

        At the very least, they should be granting asylum to those Iranian gays and lesbians lucky enough to have gotten out of the country alive.

        After that, all I can say is that public condemnations of Iran by other states is only likely to harden its position on the matter.  

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