Wednesday letters: All atrocities should alarm us

September 4, 2013 

A collective gasp went up from newscasters to senators to radio talk shows: “Chemical weapons against their own people,” they said. From coast to coast, people were horrified.

The response, said Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham of the Armed Services Committee, should be multiple missile strikes. They complained that what the Obama administration contemplates will not “be equal to the gravity of the crime.”

Why is it that the whole human family doesn’t get this heartfelt gasp when bombs, missiles, drones and bullets leave bodies maimed and writhing on the streets year in and year out? Does “against their own people” really make it worse?

Joanne Williams


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