Neck-Deep Again in the Big Muddy, But Any Reason for Hope?

Source: Common Dreams
by Robert C Koehler

“Read the news, hup, two, three, four!’Top United States officials prodded Israel on Monday to do more to protect civilians in the Gaza Strip …’ Thus began a recent, and oh so typical, piece of war reportage. It was purveyed by the New York Times but it’s something you find in almost any mainstream source. The essence of the news is that the U.S. will continue to support Israel’s right to ‘defend itself’ by bombing the crap out of Gaza and will keep feeding it the military equipment necessary to do so, but it sternly urges Israel to try not to kill too many babies or other civilians. Get it? War must be — and is, when we wage it — a moral undertaking.” (02/04/24)