Thursday, March 21, 2013

White washing war crimes

GUEST: Dr. Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University and editor of the Journal of Palestine Studies, talks about his most recent book, "Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. has Undermined Peace in the Middle East."

At what expense to our nation and ourselves do we whitewash Israel's crimes against humanity?

Part of the whitewash is pretending that the US is an honest broker in the Middle East, a myth our media repeats so often that it becomes part of the national consensus. But what if the US is merely buying more time for the construction of new settlements in occupied Palestine? What if our government never had any real goal of brokering a peace deal?

The same folks who brought you the wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan are telling us that our government has have honorable intentions towards the Palestinian people. Maybe the progressive movement should focus on this obvious lie, so similar to the other misrepresentations that the empire has foisted on the American people. 

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