Thursday, October 30, 2008

"Colombia’s government, the Bush administration’s top ally in Latin America, has been buffeted by the killings of Mr. Oviedo and dozens of other young, impoverished men and women whose cases have come to light in recent weeks. Some were vagrants, others street vendors or manual laborers. But their fates were often the same: being catalogued as insurgents or criminal gang members and killed by the armed forces." This story in the New York Times touched me deeply. No, really. I am not being sarcastic. You see the New York Times shows such concern for civilian lives. And the New York Times is certain that US occupation forces in Iraq and Afghanistan NEVER catalogue civilians as insurgents or terrorists. Never ever. And if the US occupation forces were to do such a thing, the New York Times would write about it on the front page. Oh, yeah.