After smugly smacking down Hillary for suggesting that Iran does not deserve the same diplomatic relations as other civilized nations, perhaps Barack Obama and John Edwards would like to comment on Iran’s self-acknowledged persecution of gays and lesbians.

One of Iran’s highest ranking ministers, Mohsen Yahyavi , openly asserted that homosexuals deserve death and torture. “Mohsen Yahyavi is the highest-ranked politician to admit that Iran believes in the death penalty for homosexuality after a spate of reports that gay youths were being hanged.”

Obama and Edwards would have us look the other way, regardless of the civil rights atrocities being committed in Iran. Given their willingness to forgive Saddam Hussein for torturing his captives in Iraq, their position on Iran is not surprising.

We should remember that along with Jews, Gypsies, and other non-Aryan people, Hitler also made it his mission to exterminate homosexuals. Would Obama and Edwards have negotiated with Hitler, too?

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