Ed Driscoll

AMERICA LENDS A HAND

Seven of them actually, to men who were once Iraqi small business owners who had their right hands cut off nine years ago when Saddam Hussein punished them for Iraq’s collapsing economy. (Nevermind the UN embargo after the invasion of Kuwait and Desert Storm. When in doubt–punish your shopkeepers.)

There are many, many more stories like this, involving Americans both here and in Iraq, and yet they’re published so infrequently, because they don’t fit the media’s template.

UPDATE: And of course, CNN ran few stories of Saddam’s torture while he was in power, because they were in his pocket. Surprisingly though, ESPN did run a piece or two on how brutally Uday Hussein treated Iraq’s Olympic athletes.

ANOTHER UPDATE: A.M. Rosenthal has harsh words for the paper he used to edit.