You know what? I don't compare tragedies. It's sick to do so. Grief cannot be measure. It's stupid to try and argue about who has suffered more. I'm not talking about the horrors of the rest of the world today, I am more than well aware that they exist.
But today is 9/11. This, for me at least, is more personal-- not worse, not more important-- than any other world events. I'm sorry if I sound a little bitchy. I'm no expert, but I am familiar with international relations and politics (if you'd like to know to what extent, I'd be happy to share-- or else see my webpage bio, www.zyworld.com/grantaireo2/bio.htm)
I'm still really touchy about 9/11-- and I kind of come off sounding like Bill O'Reilly. I do, however, actually like Bill O'Reilly (please don't hate me, I'm not a hater...I actually like Rush Limbauh, Michael Moore, Tammy Bruce, Al Franken, Chris Matthews, James Carville, too-- all for the great job they do at keeping the dialogue going...)