Tuesday, November 23, 2004

If America's not to blame, who cares about atrocities?

Laer Pearce--whose blog I recently found via Betsy Newmark (and so far I like it)--notes the far worse horrors allegedly committed by U.N. staff and soldiers (rape and sexual abuse of 150 Congolese girls age 12 to 15) than anything U.S. soldiers were accused of doing at Abu Ghraib.

He then compares the relative press coverage of the two incidents. Deafening silence on the Congo. And how many times did Abu Ghraib make the front page of the New York Times?

Read Laer's piece here.