Andrew Cockburn on America’s Role in Yemeni Slaughter

It’s not a fun read. Most will avert their eyes, as we tend to do when confronted with imagery and information that contradicts the comforting stories we tell ourselves about who we are and what we stand for. But Andrew Cockburn’s “Acceptable Losses” article in Harper’s magazine should be mandatory for all American citizens, especially those who think our bloated military is filled with “heroes” keeping us “safe” and protecting “our freedom.” Cockburn, the brilliant investigative journalist, reports on our “ally” Saudi Arabia’s reckless bombing of Yemeni civilians, hospitals and food-distribution centers — carried out with American F-15s, American cluster bombs and American expert “logistical support.” The unrighteous carnage will continue so long as we elect unrighteous leaders.

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