I can't get over the gap between the nation's reaction to not only the tragic deaths of twelve miners in West Virginia, but also to the bungling of the communication about those death, all on the one hand, and the death in the last 48 hours in Iraq of almost 150 people. In a country of about 28 million, 150 deaths would translate to 1,500 in the US.
And we can't (and shouldn't, of course) shut up about 9/11.
Iraq suffers a 9/11 tragedy at least monthly. Imagine if they were Swedes or Brits!