July 02, 2006

Everyday Deaths

More than sixty people died in a bombing in Iraq yesterday, but the headlines here today are showing more enthusiasm for focusing on the slight possibility of six people dying in a space shuttle screwup. Cruelly, I know which lives — and deaths — I'd chose to experience; I also know which lives and deaths weren't a matter of choice, just effectively random allotments lived or suffered as best they could have been in the circumstances.

And I know which deaths would get the most attention…

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