Wednesday, June 18, 2008


CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan feels responsible for Americans not understanding what's going on in Iraq and Afghanistan This is a great interview, I'm really glad Jon took the serious route instead of making this into just comedy or stupid triviality. What Lara said is something I've been thinking about lately, how we've become numb to news of the war, that we don't realize what's actually going on, the graveness of it, its importance, that because it's not immediate and we can't directly see its effects... we don't care. Only when things hit "close to home" do we actually band together, become interested, think it's a big deal. But stuff much worse than what America's ever seen is going on in other countries all the time... but we don't care, because it's not us. It's a sad thought. "But zomg!!!! Didn't you hear?! Fox News called Obama's wife his baby mama!!! Oh, what were Obama and Clinton talking about!? We shall stake out houses and do investigations and be so excited to tell you that we now know they were sitting in comfortable chairs and were served water!" Good gracious, our priorities are SCREWED UP.

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