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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-05 05:57 PM
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Tom Watson: Why we don't mourn (reaction to Italians mourning Calipari)
I would add a question: why didn't we mourn, or even hear about, Rachel Corrie?

ttp://tomwatson.typepad.com/tom_watson/2005/03/why_we_dont_mou.html

The most striking image in the tragic death of Italian security agent Nicola Calipari, killed by U.S. troops on the road to the airport with freed hostage/journalist Giuliana Sgrena, is simple and striking: national mourning. Americans avoid it. Our leaders avoid it. Our trained seal national media avoids it. Have you paused to watch a national prayer service for our dead in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past two bloody years? No, because it hasn't happened. Do you recall that national day of mourning for the 1,500 killed in the Iraq incursion? No, because President Bush has never named one. Yeah, we have local stories about "our heroes" killed in Fallujah, Baghdad, and Mosul - local funerals, local ceremonies of grief, local newspaper stories about the high school athlete or the volunteer fireman who went to war and never came home. Nothing national. Nothing American.

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bryant69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-05 05:59 PM
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1. That's an interesting way of looking at it.
Bryant
Check it out --> http://politicalcomment.blogspot.com
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Anakin Skywalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-05 06:01 PM
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2. RW Freeptard Attitude.
"Tough, macho men don't show emotions. If you do, you are a bleeding heart, wimpy liberal!"
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-05 06:13 PM
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3. We have only mourned the WTC dead and those who died

when the space shuttle exploded over Palestine, Texas.


Meanwhile on MSNBC, two "journalists" in a row (Abrams and Matthews) have told us why Nicola Calipari's death was his own fault.

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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-05 06:19 PM
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4. what did Abrams and Matthews say?
I can't wait to hear...
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