I Got a Baaaad Feeling About this Country

In Salon there’s a chilling report of the 1994 Rwanda genocide in the form of Suzy Hansen’s review of Jean Hatzfeld’s book Machete Season. It details how the Hutus became inured, over a three-month period, to getting up every day and hacking to death their neighbors, the Tutsis, without qualms and without remorse, just because they were Tutsis.

And then I read Karl Rove’s answer when someone asked him why he so ruthlessly set out to destroy and discredit Joseph Wilson: “Because he’s a Democrat.”