seekonk saidA lot of the blame belongs with the Americans, British, etc. Having gone to the trouble of invading the country, I think the U.S. and other Western countries there were extremely remiss in not using their influence there to insist on a modern constitution that repects gay rights, as was adopted in South Africa, for example. It would not have soved the problem but it may have helped. Instead they just left a terrible, terrible mess.
Did our countries makes this worse somehow or just failed to lead the way? Not sure how we can say the British and Americans are partly to blame.
Not intentionally, but as brutal as Saddam was, he did keep a lid on the fundamentalists responsible for this kind of thing. Once America decided to invade and instate a client regime there, it became America's responsibility to at least leave the place in better shape than they found it. In this they failed badly due to lack of leadership.
As for what can be done now that our government has basically washed its hands of the whole debacle, I don't know, but I agree with you that this cannot go unchallenged. Maybe we can organize letter-writing campaigns to the White House or the State Department, but I wouldn't expect much to come of that. I am not sure if Iraqis are eligible for asylum in the U.S. (I imagine it would amount to a politically inconvenient admission of failure from the administration) but maybe something can be one in that regard, though it might help only a few.
In the meantime, I think you are doing good by publicizing this. It may be a good idea to send this video to our senators/congressmen and do what we can to make sure gay organizations and the media in general pick up on this too.