Shiite and Sunni Sides Agree On Discriminatory Stipulation

Gays Left Out Of Iraq’s Amnesty Plan

The American government pledged to bring democracy, freedom and equality to Iraq. They have not:

The Iraq government is considering the release of some 5,000 prisoners but a spokesperson said it would not include terrorists or homosexuals.

The Iraqi government has about 20,000 people in custody, while the U.S. military holds about 25,000.

Homosexuality itself is not illegal in Iraq, but police regularly arrest gays on other charges often trumped up.

The amnesty bill drafted by the Shiite-dominated government falls far short of Sunni demands. About the only thing on which the two sides agree is that imprisoned gays not be freed.

Oh, come on, don’t act like you’re surprised!