Saturday, December 06, 2008

Slow News Day? Go Back 50+ Years, And Bash The U.S. !

Sometimes I read the headlines and just think, "is this the best you could do?":

Government investigators digging into the grim hidden history of mass political executions in South Korea have confirmed that dozens of children were among many thousands shot by their own government early in the Korean War.

Family survivors last month met with the U.S. Embassy for the first time, saying afterward they demanded an apology for alleged "direct and indirect" American involvement in the killings.

Although at the time U.S. diplomats reported confidentially they had urged restraint on the South Koreans, there was no sign the U.S. military, with formal command over the southerners, tried to halt the mass executions.

Well, that's certainly worth a 1000-word article. I guess since Barack Obama didn't part the Red Sea today, reporters had to play the "six degrees of seperation" game to come up with a headliner proving once and again that America truly, deeply, sucks. Until BO gets in, of course.

One line stood out, if only for the sake of modern-day contrast:

"Young children or whatever were all killed en masse," Kim told The Associated Press. "What did the family members do wrong? Why did they kill the family members?"

Valid question. But it reminded me of this dead little girl:

What did this child do wrong? Why, she was an Iraqi Kurd, of course, and thus gassed to death by Saddam Hussein.

But we did something about it this time - we went in and spent our own blood and treasure to stop the slaughter of the innocent.

And for the past five years, we have been told - by the same media that produced the article above - that the Iraqi invasion was yet additional evidence that America truly, deeply sucks.

Funny - I saw very, very few exposes on the mass graves and the bones of murdered children that were found all across Saddam's Iraq.

I guess if you can't tie it to America, it's OK to wantonly murder civilians. Maybe that helped make the Mumbai murderers so brazen? After all, the condemnation of the slaughter in India is practically mute compared to the scorn heaped upon America for deposing the thugs that endorse this violence.

Thanks, MSM. See the results of your handiwork?

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