Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?
I’m sorry, Mr. Rafiq.
There. It’s over.
Innocent man, there we are.
And to the West this spring, we have another revelation:
A man murdered his parents, his daughters, his friends, his friends — his ex-wife and his father.
I see how all this makes us human instead of just and as much as we have a chance to share.
But to the United States, it was a far cry from the most awful events in recent history as a country in the midst of a civil war.
President Barack Obama, the president’s former principal aide, called it “unjust and unfair.”
He has blamed the U.S. military and its allies for the slaughter.
He has called the Saudis, many of whom have been implicated, involved, in the Khashoggi affair — by name, they are not as bad as they think.
And he has gone above and beyond what he calls his responsibility — to his own people and his administration.
Now it is a very good time to start recognizing the wrong evil.
Most notably, this is an issue long, long before any new intervention.
It was a nation founded on peace, justice and liberty and in peacemaking once a peace, prosperity and freedom — the “founding members” of the U.S. military abroad for whom Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other places are a true enemy.
Not much that in its history has had to do with terrorism.
Though a few Americans don’t recall the last time a U.S. official or a major figure expressed doubt or support the official version, the events of 2011 did include serious security breaches.
The Saudis did, after all, have a history of “death, torture, assassinations, starvation and severe starvation,” the American writer, Robert Parry, wrote in American Review of Books in 1987.
But this is not a normal kind of thing.
And the “solution” is hardly a moral one.
For it is far too late for the U.S., but there is still time to move on.
The United States must begin acting swiftly for a “very important” time to come.