Deep Underground with Raul Groom

Friday, October 29, 2004

Well, to the credit of the mainstream media, they really didn't pick up the story about Bush's stupid doctored ad. There were some stories about it, but nobody turned it into a big deal. So even though it helps Bush, bravo to the MSM for avoiding this story, because it's really pretty trivial.

On the other hand, I was a little disheartened that the Washington Post decided that 100,000 Civilian Deaths in Iraq is page A16 news today. Somehow you would think that the fact that the U.S. has perpetrated the equivalent of 30 September 11th attacks on a sovreign nation that was no threat to the United States would be some sort of national scandal, or at least a source of chagrin. But no. As a percentage of population, the U.S. invasion of Iraq has become a bigger killer in that country than cigarettes are in this one. The main difference there of course is that cigarette smokers choose to smoke; Iraqi civilians didn't choose this war.

We did.

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