Israel complains that other countries are committing “worse atrocities” and that it is simply practicing “self-defense” – but the International Criminal Court (ICC) has good reasons for dismissing these claims.
New York Times recent editorials make it sound as if the war looming between the US and Iran is equally the fault of both countries, or of some inexplicable, inevitable force, rather than the result of US actions. This framing hides US governmental responsibility, and makes it harder for the public to judge intelligently where to place blame.
Neoconservatives won’t stop until their plans to remake the Middle East are realized, and Iran is next on the list. But is this in our best interests?