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What’s one dead American, compared to…

Outrage over the killing of a single American. Utter indiference to the slaughter of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqis in wars of choice. Or the killing of scores of innocent children by drones. Or the death of half a million, mostly children, by sanctions depriving its victims of needed medicine or food. Or the sickness and death of thousands more that will come in the future from depleted unranium. Or the torture of foreigners in military prisons or Americans in supermax facilities. This is who we are.

Bill McLaughlin

Portuguese Bend, CA

Jul 18 2013 - 5:03pm