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"So much blood… So little culpability."

Tom Engelhardt expands on the same point I made earlier this week about the hypocrisy of the Pentagon’s condemnations of WikiLeaks.  Read Engelhardt’s post here.  He ties the issue into the general media bias against U.S.-caused civilian casualties.  For example, the highly emotional, attention-getting Time magazine cover, “What Happens If We Leave Afghanistan,” could easily have a “What Happens If We Don’t Leave Afghanistan” counterpart, complete with a photo of someone victimized by NATO’s bombs, morally and legally rationalized as collateral damage.  Such a thing, Engelhardt notes, wouldn’t fly, but would seem quite curious to a Martian observer.