What happened in Blacksburg this week was sickening. There is no getting around it. The death of 32 Virginia Tech students has captured the nation’s attention. The nation is mourning a loss. The violence is senseless and evil. There is no doubt about it.
9…Nine is the number of days that more than 32 Iraqi civilians died in one location during the month of March. Two of those days the casualties (in one location) were greater than 100. Many days there were multiple killings at various locations throughout the country. All tolled, the conservative estimate is that 1,978 civilians died last month in Iraq.
Were some of those people combatants? Probably. Were all of them combatants? Doubtful.
Do I know the answer? No. Am I disturbed by Virginia Tech? Absolutely. Should we be equally disturbed by the number of casualties being inflicted in a country we now control? Hmmm.