America, the Most Important
You know, if 345 people had died in the U.S., it would be all over the headlines. And not just in America. This is the number of people who died, just today, in Saudi Arabia in a massive trampling (everyone was trying to stone the devil, supposedly, who does not exist - at least not in any sort of human form). Can you imagine that? I think it's horrifying. Do you think someone will put a plaque together with the names of the deceased or devote a website to their memory? Probably not.
We lose 11 coal miners and Lifetime and the WB are fighting over the movie rights. Not to take anything away from those courageous miners, but you see what I am getting at. Do any of you listen to NPR and feel that the innocent lives taken during insurgent attacks are glossed over while the numbers of American deaths in Iraq are underscored and bold-faced? I think every death ought to be underscored and bold-faced.