Columnist rues US indifference to Iraqi Christians
December 29, 2010
Tim Rutten, who shared a Pulitzer Prize in 1994, lamented Western indifference to the plight of Iraq’s Christians in a recent Los Angeles Timescolumn.
“Oil and geopolitics prevent the United States and Western European countries from speaking out against what amounts to genocide, though something more sinister than self-interest also is at work,” he writes. “The soft bigotry of minimal expectation is in play, an unspoken presumption that Muslim societies simply can’t be held to the same standards of humane, rational and decent conduct that govern the affairs of other nations.”