I wasn’t so long ago that ‘death squads’, shadowy groups that murdered enemies of a government, used to be the prerogative of despised authoritarian governments, usually in developing countries. But that has changed.
It is truly a sad reflection on the state of discourse in the US that what enrages our elites is not the fact that the US government has a ‘kill list’ of enemies and a sophisticated system for murdering the people on the list, but the fact that knowledge of this program has become public.
(This clip appeared on June 13, 2012. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)