Kickstart our hearts: Our moral depravity in Syria rises to callous new levels

NPP Pressroom

Ben Norton

We have money to bomb Syria, but not to help Syrian refugees.

The U.S. launched a campaign this week on Kickstarter — a crowdfunding website on which people around the world can donate to fund proposed projects — to help provide aid to Syrian refugees. All proceeds will go to the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the leading international body on refugees.

In its statement announcing the initiative, the White House draws parallels to the 1885 funding of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty...(more)