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Here's something that Bill Kristol can truly celebrate about Iraq. Liberation has unleashed Shiite death squads against gay men in that country, perpetrating horrible torture, violence and murder. Now that's a liberation the theocons can get behind. Of course, I know of no Obama administration statement of concern or plan of action on this either, and perhaps there is nothing to be done.

But it remains the case that a country still occupied by 130,000 US troops is cleansing its society of a beleaguered minority and the US military and government are silent and standing by. If this pogrom were taking place against any other minority, it would be front-page news. But gays are expendable; and in the view of the current GOP base, they are reaping what they sow.

Mercifully, some people are doing something to save those living in terror. Here's a moving story of how hard they are fighting and who they are helping.

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