Sunday, April 5, 2009
In post-Saddam Iraq, a nation where more than 4,400 Americans have fought and died, allegedly for the cause of freedom, there is sad news that six gay men were shot dead by members of their tribe in two separate incidents in the past 10 days, according to an official with Iraq’s Interior ministry said.
In the most recent attack, two men were killed Thursday in Sadr City area of Baghdad after they were disowned by relatives, the official said.
The shootings came after a tribal meeting was held and the members decided to go after the victims.
On March 26, four additional men were fatally shot in the same city, the official said, adding that the victims had also been disowned by their relatives.
Witnesses told CNN that a Sadr City cafe, which was a popular gathering spot for gays, was also set on fire.
Is this the vision former president George Bush had for a democratized Iraq, free of the tyranny of Saddam Hussein? I wonder. I also wonder why President Obama hasn’t issued a statement of condemnation regarding these outrageous killings?