From Blacksburg to Baghdad

Nearly 200 people are killed in the Iraqi capital.

Published April 18, 2007 6:06PM (EDT)

We know that Baghdad, Iraq, is a long way from Blacksburg, Va., and we don't mean to take anything away from the tragedy that struck this week at Virginia Tech. But still, we've got to ask: How much airtime will the networks commit -- how many convocations will George W. Bush attend -- to honor the lives of the 178 people who were killed in bombings in Iraq's capital today?

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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