Yesterday during the evening commute, talk radio was alive with seething gun nuts. Their big fix for the mass murder at Virginia Tech was to arm ALL the teachers and arm ALL the students. “That’s how they do it in Israel and they don’t have that problem!” shouted the corn-fed, all-American caller. Is Israel the bastion of peace and harmony on the planet? Nope. Not by a long shot.
The TV was all awash in hand-wringing, what-if’s and live reports. There are 32 dead bodies in America!
Please don’t think I am trying to ignore the horrific events of Virginia Tech, I want to use this as an example of what is going down in John McCain’s passive oasis that is Baghdad. Yesterday, the death toll there was 65 and five dead US soldiers. But where Virginia Tech was an anomaly, the level of violence is worse , EVER SINGLE DAY, in Baghdad and yet BushCo claims we are making progress.
Tell me Mr. Bush. How much progress did we make at Virginia Tech yesterday?