As we continue to pour billions of dollars and sacrifice lives of our military in Iraq, the country continues its return to radical Islamic rule. We have seen the continued denial of basic rights for women in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Now there is a report of hundreds of gay men and women tortured and killed in Iraq.
These abuses are reportedly being carried out by some of very security forces and officials that we are supporting.
The worst areas are those under the control of Islamic militias like Sadr City where families are being encouraged to commit “honor killings” for anyone suspected of “unmanly behavior.”
With Americans watching states and cities selling off government buildings and parks, it is becoming more and more difficult to understand why we are pouring lives and money into the oil-rich Iraq given reports of the denial of legal rights, the abuse of women (ad here and here), rise of radical Islam, and war crimes.
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