Why isn't there more moral resistance to our outrages?

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9/11 has come to be the apparent moral justification for our government's use of assassination and torture in the name of national security. We've now taken it a step further in showing no national response to the "collateral damage" murder of an entire neighborhood in Pakistan. What's new is not murder of nearby civilians but the complete lack of national resistance or complaint. Not a quiver of moral resistance. Do we not think the world is noticing? Do we not realize our children and their children will one day pay for this? Or are we afraid we'll be labeled "traitors, comforting the enemy?"

Lanny Lutz
Oak Park

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