Are we just numb?

June 18, 2008

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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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