Thursday, April 19, 2007

Tragedy Anonymous

Yesterday 198 people were murdered and over 500 injured by terrorist bombs in Baghdad. 3 American soldiers also were killed.
I'm looking at all the news channels and I can't find out who killed these people or who the dead are.
The information coming out of the Virginia Tech murders is pretty comprehensive.
I'd like to see the same resources and results in reporting from Baghdad.
We (American people - voters) need more information.
I often get the impression from our own news organizations that if the dead people were not American then their deaths are not important, and certainly not newsworthy. Something's not right about that.
I thought we were trying to help these people. Maybe if we acted like we really cared about them, even just by paying attention, it would help us find the right path.