Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Some deaths are more equal than others

The White House doesn't issue special statements condemning terrorist attacks very often. It's usually left to daily briefings of press secretaries in the White House or State Department. But yesterday there was a special statement for the double suicide bombing attack in Dimona, Israel, which killed a single Israeli in addition to the suicide bomber (the 2nd was shot dead by police as he tried to detonate his bomb). But no statement for example on the Baghdad market attacks last week that killed nearly 100.

In addition --

We also condemn those terrorist groups, including Hamas, which condone these horrific actions.

Of course the attack was condoned by Hamas with their usual bluster. But its actual implementation seems to have fallen to the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, which is affiliated with George Bush's new friends in Ramallah, the Fatah faction.

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