Exporting Democracy to Iraq

It seems that Iraqis are taking religious intolerance to the streets. In a move sure to make the Reverend Fred Phelps ecstatic, Iraqi police are now killing homosexual youth. From Yahoo News:

A 14-year-old boy has been shot by Iraqi police officers for the apparent crime of being gay, the Independent of London reported.

According to his neighbors in Baghdad’s al-Dura district, Ahmed Khalil was shot at point-blank range after a scuffle with the police.

Ali Hili, an exiled gay Iraqi who is Middle East affairs spokesman for the London gay rights group OutRage! said, “According to a neighbor, who witnessed Ahmed’s execution from his bedroom window, four uniformed police officers arrived at Ahmed’s house in a four-wheel-drive police pick-up truck.”

“The neighbor saw the police drag Ahmed out of the house and shoot him at point-blank range, pumping two bullets into his head and several more bullets into the rest of his body.”

We owe a special thanks to George Bush for exporting our brand of democracy overseas.

Stephen Gordon

I like tasteful cigars, private property, American whiskey, fast cars, hot women, pre-bailout Jeeps, fine dining, worthwhile literature, low taxes, original music, personal privacy and self-defense rights -- but not necessarily in this order.

  1. Can I expect an LP news relase on this murder to be written and out by Monday morning?

  2. We have exported “our brand” of democracy? Do we condone or practice the summary execution by law enforcement or any other government entity of anyone for anything including gays in this country? Please advise me of where this is happening here. I must have missed something.

    When this begins here, I say bring on the revolution. Until then, I will continue to try to find cases where we drag people out into the streets and pump bullets into them for sexual orientation or practices.

    Please be careful how you report and interject personal opinions. Others reading this site may not believe anything written here when some stuff can be discounted so easily.

    I doubt our military or government condones or supports such action in Iraq or anywhere else.

  3. Do we condone or practice the summary execution by law enforcement or any other government entity of anyone for anything including gays in this country?

    In a word, yes.

  4. Yet another victim of atrocity’s fertile ground””religious ideals. From what I’ve heard, it is against their religion to be gay. Their “Bush Democracy” probably forgot(religiously) to make it crime. Poor kid.

    Cut the power to your heart
    Hold the lifeless in your hand
    Feel the pleasure when life fades
    Use religion as your game
    Kill all the gays, one by one
    Let no one know, bigotry is fun
    Just blame God, your murderous chum

  5. Stephen, I’d have to disagree with your last post. Rather than a link showing the insane ramblings of Mr. Moore, it would be more convincing to link to the relevant statutes. I was unable to find any that gave “summary” execution as a penalty for sodomy, though I did find some rarely if ever used laws giving fines and jail sentences.

    Please, show us where execution is a lawful punishment for being gay in this country, so that we can concentrate on those laws removal first. I’d hate to think I’ve written to the wrong members of Congress, foolishly believing I was trying to help the most oppressed segment of the American population, when elsewhere they are actually killing them outright.

  6. >We have exported “our brand” of democracy? Do we condone
    >or practice the summary execution by law enforcement or
    >any other government entity of anyone for anything
    >including gays in this country? Please advise me of where
    >this is happening here. I must have missed something.

    You really ought to try reading some of Amnesty Internationals studies on the criminal injustice system in this country. Beatings, rape and murder by those in the criminal injustice system occur regularly in this country. Bush and his criminals have a lot of nerve lecturing other countries on human rights abuses.

  7. I still don’t have one case from any of you where we summarily execute people based on sexual orientation. We may have some cases of criminals chasing down and attacking or killing gays on their own but that is murder and the cases I am aware, most have been caught, prosecuted, found guilty and imprisoned.

    I must say that there are a few good things to say about the USA. When compared to some nations, we look like saints. I am not saying we are perfect. There is plenty of work to do to recapture liberties we have lost or have never fully enjoyed.

  8. Julian,

    You asked “condone or practice”, not “condone and practice.” I gave you condone.