Archive | January 14, 2011

The Atrocity of Hope, Part 10: Selective Grief

Congratulations, Pakistani children!  You too can sacrifice.

Obama’s remarks about the nine-year-old girl who was murdered in Tucson were very moving.*

I look forward to his equally moving encomium to the Afghan and Pakistani children murdered by his air strikes and drone attacks.


* Well, actually they were somewhat insulting, inasmuch as he suggested that her future, had she lived, would or should have been devoted to organised crime. But apart from that they were nice.

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