Are we just numb?

June 18, 2008

That’s the question Jon Stewart, presenter of the Daily Show, asked Lara Logan, chief correspondent for CBS News, on the show he presents last night,

I mean, there were 51 people killed today in a Shia neighborhood in Iraq. Are we just numb? Have we lost our humanity with this entire situation?
Yeah, we have. You know, I was asked once, “Do you feel responsible for the American public having a bad view, a negative view, of the war in Iraq?” And I looked at the reporter and I said, “Tell me the last time you saw the body of a dead American soldier — What does that look like?” Who in America knows what that looks like? — Because I know what that looks like, and I feel responsible for the fact that no one else does, you know? That’s what I feel responsible for, that nobody really understands. link

UPDATE: Added the video clip from here.


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