Thursday December 27, 2012

Hours after the Connecticut school shootings on December 14, President Obama wept for us all. And I like to think he spoke for us all, in his superbly measured and quietly eloquent way, two days later at the evening vigil service at the Newtown high school, when he addressed the enormous grief of that community and our enormous failings as a nation in relation to deaths by gunfire.

Perhaps now he and we can better understand the enormous grief (and anger) of parents and relatives of the scores of children killed in Pakistan by the CIA drones that he targets as our agent, and the grief of families in Iraq and Gaza who have lost their children to American sponsored firepower in recent years. Adam Lanza is not alone in being responsible for the calculated deaths of innocents.

JOHN BREASTED

Great Barrington