U.S. Hypocrisy for Syrian 'Human Rights'

Did the Syrian government, or did it not, use chemical weapons - that is the question that will apparently decide whether the U.S. will enter another messy war, one that may have many long-term consequences. That is the question the media and its talking heads are abuzz with. And yet, that is also the question that -- to any objective, independent thinker -- is wholly irrelevant. Why? Because the fact is, from one end of the world to the other, outrageous human rights abuses -- many much worse than the use of chemical weapons -- are going on. As Bruce Thornton recently put it in a FrontPage Magazine article: [A]ll this rhetoric about "crimes against humanity" and the "responsibility to protect" reeks of hypocrisy and moral preening. The President said, "We cannot accept a world where women and children and innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale." Who's he kidding? We already have, in Hussein's Iraq. Change "gassed" to "bombed," "fire-bombed," "hacked to death,"...(Read Full Post)

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