Thursday, October 16, 2008

Perspective Restoration

Another 18 to 27 people don't have to worry any more about the "global liquidity crisis:"
At least 18 civilians have been killed in an air strike by foreign forces in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, reports say.

A BBC reporter in the provincial capital Lashkar Gah saw the bodies - three women and the rest children - ranging in age from six months to 15.

The families brought the bodies from their village in the Nad Ali district, where they say the air strike occurred.

A further nine bodies are said to be trapped under destroyed buildings.
That's 18 to 27 people, where the 18, at least, are women and children. That's 18 to 27 people who definitely aren't interested in the "democracy" supposedly being sown in Muslim lands by American deadly force. That's 18 to 27 people who have no opinion on whether the Dow-Jones Industrial Average is close to its bottom yet. That's 18 to 27 people who don't care whether Gov. Palin acted properly or improperly in getting that Alaska state cop fired. That's 18 to 27 people whose interest, if any, in the idea that Sen. Obama is a secret Muslim who had gay sex with his coke dealer has disappeared completely. That's 18 to 27 people who are supremely unexcited about which professional baseball team will win this year's World Series, who will get voted off of "Dancing With the Stars," or who will be the next American Idol. That's 18 to 27 people whose blood cries out from under the soil to God for justice (Genesis 4:10).


Mimi said...

Oh, good lord, how can we ever wash the blood from our hands?

Jim Wetzel said...

I think it's do-able, Mimi, if we were actually interested in such a project. I see no evidence of that interest to date. I think we have quite a lot of blood on our hands that's been there a lot longer than the current batch, and there seems to be no concern about getting any of it cleaned off.

And now, I'll return to the new national pastime -- fretting about the balance in my 401(k).