I suppose it was inevitable that we'd get this kind of tawdry effort to "contextualise" the Connecticut shootings with reference to drone attacks in Pakistan or some such supposed American atrocity, and I suppose it was inevitable that it'd be in the Guardian. George Monbiot is the man making the cheap political points.
Under the heading - "In the US, mass child killings are tragedies. In Pakistan, mere bug splats: Barack Obama's tears for the children of Newtown are in stark contrast to his silence over the children murdered by his drones" - we get this:
"Mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts … These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change." Every parent can connect with what President Barack Obama said about the murder of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut. There can scarcely be a person on earth with access to the media who is untouched by the grief of the people of that town.
It must follow that what applies to the children murdered there by a deranged young man also applies to the children murdered in Pakistan by a sombre American president. These children are just as important, just as real, just as deserving of the world's concern. Yet there are no presidential speeches or presidential tears for them, no pictures on the front pages of the world's newspapers, no interviews with grieving relatives, no minute analysis of what happened and why.
And so on.
Vile stuff...dog whistling for the Guardian faithful.
Update: and here's the Press TV version.