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Jan 26, 2010 11:44 pm

Depraved Indifference to Atrocity

I had hoped that by now the blatant murder of three innocent prisoners at Guantanamo and the subsequent cover up by both the Bush and Obama administrations, well documented by Scott Horton, would be a topic of intense discussion at least on the level of Tiger Woods marital infidelities or Sarah Palin’s book tour. However, this atrocity seems to have inspired profound public indifference. Certainly our political class and their sycophants who make up the mainstream media are ignoring it. Now Horton has written a follow up piece and Chris Floyd’s commentary on this latest essay asks us to ”read the whole piece -- and keep it constantly in mind when wading through all the earnest, endless disquisitions about the weighty affairs and political fortunes of our great and good, all of them written as if these people, our leaders, our bipartisan elites, are somehow normal, as if they are not brutally depraved and indifferent to the point of moral insanity.”

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