Sunday, February 27, 2011

The hypocrisy of empire

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hit at Moamer Kadhafi the other day for Libyan "violence against civilians." Ironically (or, not) it was the same day that the BBC reported that the US had killed 65 innocent civilians in Kunar province, Afghanistan, 50 of the victims being women and children. Time to revisit Marc Herold's 
The Value of a Dead Afghan: Revealed and Relative.  When it comes to dead civilians, to the US it all depends on who's doing the killing and who's doing the dying. No word from Clinton on what kind of sanctions the US would impose on NATO (and itself) for the killing of innocents in Afghanistan.

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