U.S. vs. Russia: Who Has The Moral HIgh Ground?
A reporter from Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting takes the New York Times to task for its rebuff of Donald Trump admitting the U.S. kills people, too:
“You got a lot of killers,” Trump told O’Reilly. “What, you think our country’s so innocent?”
I was surprised Trump said that, but I appreciate him doing so.
" A rough look at the actions in question since Putin has been in office reveals this outrage to be, at best, misplaced. One tally by Airwars, a Western nonprofit, puts the total number of Syrian civilians killed by Russia since it entered the war in September 2015 at just over 4,000, or 0.8–0.4 percent of the 500,000 to 1 million civilians who died due to George W. Bush’s unilateral invasion of Iraq in 2003. Add to this the thousands of other civilians killed in other theaters of the “War on Terror” under the Bush and Obama administrations, including Afghanistan, Libya and Syria itself, and the idea of pointing to respect for civilian lives as something that elevates the United States above Russia seems a little absurd."
We should look in the mirror before we point the finger at others.