"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Virginia Tech vs Iraq

Call it crass, call it early, but considering the overall outrage from the killing of 32 (I don't count the killer himself) at Virginia Tech, why isn't there the same outrage when the same occurs in Iraq? Today, 183 non-American citizens where killed in Baghdad via 4 bombs the equivalent of 5.5x the number at VT.

As Keith Olbermann put it "It seems fair to ask the question: If the violent deaths in Virginia send a nation into shock and expressions of concern and anxiety, why isn't a continuous flow of American blood in Iraq generating a similar reaction?"

Where is the outrage? Where is the demand for answers. 3,300+ American dead, thousands upon thousands of injured Americans, but its OK. Is the distinguishing characteristics simply American soil? Civilians vs soldiers? The distinction is lost on me.

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