Money quote from Ettelbrick:Funny :)"In the U.S. we are acculturated to stepping in and taking action. That's not how other countries do it and it certainly doesn't work when dealing with Iran. Condoleeza Rice can't just tell Iran to stop executing gay people. We know now that bringing change in human rights means being globally sensitive ... One of the things that came out of the meeting was a question: Is our intent to make ourselves feel good or to affect change? If it is to really affect change, then we need to talk to more people from Iran to understand their environment, we then, as a nation, need to look at our own policies such as the death penalty, and see how they are affecting the situation over there."So the real problem in Iran is ... America's death penalty. You really cannot make this insanity up.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Loony Left ?
From Andrew Sullivan about the refusal of some gay rights groups to endorse or participate in the July 19 vigil for two executed gay teens in Iran.