The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Tuesday, November 29, 2005

UK/US mercenaries kill Iraqi civilians. US press looks at ceiling, whistles.

I wrote yesterday about a video that shows mercenaries (hired by the US, the UK, or both) murdering Iraqi civilians as a recreational activity.

I thought I'd repost the story after hearing that the only news show to mention the video last night was Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

Astounding. There's video of taxpayer-funded killings of civilians, and the press doesn't give a damn. They haven't done anything with the stories of more than ten billion dollars in reconstruction money that simply vanished, yet this story bleeds, but doesn't lead.

See the video yourself at the link above. And keep watching Olbermann's show. It's the only cable news show (aside from the Daily Show) that's worth the time and isn't afraid to call a spade a spade. Sad, but that's the state of the press today.