I read an interesting article in Commentary, Obama’s Gay Rights Pander, by Abe Greenwald. In it he seems to insist that Hillary Clinton’s speech on gay rights does not go nearly far enough in promoting gay rights.
“Think about it,” he writes. “At the end of this year, the United States will cease to be a military presence in Iraq. Here’s whose influence will grow in Iraq once the U.S. leaves: Al-Qaeda, whose new leader once shot a male teenage rape victim in the head for the “crime” of homosexuality. You read that right. The boy was first deemed gay for having been raped and then killed for being gay. Who else stays on in Iraq after the pro-LGBT president has pulled out American forces? Iran, world leader in the public hanging of gay teens.”
He continues, “And, in 2012, when Obama withdraws surge troops from Afghanistan against the advice of our military commanders, what exactly does he think Afghan homosexuals will face in the resurgent Taliban (the same Taliban Hillary Clinton is trying desperately to strike deals with)? The answer is known: they will face something called “death by falling walls.” It may sound like it was cooked up by Dr. Evil, but this Taliban prescription for homosexuality isn’t very funny if you think about it.”
This is the first time I have heard that the reason for military intervention is to preserve gay rights. That’s commitment to the cause.