Following 9/11, it was taboo to question US foreign policy and to question US actions. We should not allow that to happen in the aftermath of the Boston attack. After the Boston attack, I tuned in to a PBS radio program and “was struck by the critical attitudes of several callers to the radio station.” The callers were openly criticizing US drone strikes and torture and drawing connections between how the US treats others, and how these others may want to treat the US. This willingness to talk about US actions appeared to be a “hopeful sign” of open-mindedness that was absent following 9/11. If everyday citizens can talk about this, why can’t politicians?
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from the article: AJC urges removal of UN's Richard Falk for controversial Boston comments