Ed Driscoll

Missed Opportunity

Tammy Bruce writes, “We should have treated Iraq like Japan–And written their new constitution for them, and forbad religion as an element in government, while also forcing them to Westernize”.

Instead, as Tammy notes, we’re having to deal with the consequences of an “ally” such as Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani:

His Eminence, Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani, the supreme religious authority for Shi’ite Msulims in Iraq and worldwide, decrees that gays and lesbians should be killed in the worst manner possible, according to this news article from a London-based gay rights group.

A quick search through Sistani’s official website turns up this page, translated as:

Q: What is the judgement on sodomy and lesbianism?

A: “Forbidden. Those involved in the act should be punished. In fact, sodomites should be killed in the worst manner possible.”

Mister, we could use a man like MacArthur again.

Update: Needless to say, we could have used Big Mac not just in Iraq, but Afghanistan as well.

Another Update: This is a hopeful sign: Was Sistani’s fatwa a hoax?