U.S. hearts Iran

Largely unmentioned in the media is the State Dept's cockeyed agreement with Iran on gay rights: Joining together with Cameroon, China, Cuba, Iran, Pakistan, the Russian Federation, Senegal, Sudan and Zimbabwe, the U.S. is supporting Iran's recommendation to deny "consultative status"—the ability to distribute documents at meetings of the U.N. Economic and Social Council—to two international gay rights groups," according to Conor Clarke.

If you can't come together on reducing weapons that destroy life at least you can affirm your mutual hatred.

The State Dept's explanation is BS... this is simply a cynical calculation on the part of the Bush admin that it has little to lose by dissing the gays. If it gains some more support from the base or the littlest bit of traction in negotiations with Iran, then so be it. Shame. shame. shame. (UncommonSense)

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