The US and Iran, Sitting in a Tree

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One would think the Bush Administration wouldn’t dust off its leather chaps and hop in bed with Iran for any reason but that’s exactly what they just did. The U.S. backed an Iranian initiative in the United Nations to block “consultant” status for any organization working to protect gay and lesbian rights around the globe.

“It is an absolute outrage that the United States has chosen to align itself with oppressive governments – all in an effort to smother the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world,” said Matt Foreman, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. “It is deeply disturbing that the self-proclaimed ‘leader of the free world’ will ally with bigots at the drop of a hat to advance the right wing’s anti-gay agenda.”

We’ve come to expect nothing but rampant homophobia from the Bush Administration but even we thought they’d never choose to align themselves with Iran, the next country on their shit-list. The two oppressive regimes ain’t looking too different these days.

United Nations: U.S. Aligned With Iran in Anti-Gay Vote [Reuters]