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The Bush Administration Produced a Whopping 6 Pages on Iraq’s Gays


The total number of documents produced by the U.S. State Department on the torture and murder of gay Iraqis, between 2003 and May 2009, is two. The number of pages of both documents total nine; three of those pages are a reprint of a single news article. “There is no evidence in the documents that the department ever discussed the killings with the Iraqi government.” Notes Hossein Alizadeh, regional coordinator for Middle East and North Africa at the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), to Gay City News: “The documents showed the Bush administration stance ‘only making occasional vague comments about the high-level violence in that country (as an excuse not to pursue the issue further) when pressured by the media or NGOs (like IGLHRC).'”