Friday Wrap Up: War and Death
"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." John Donne
This week, as usual, the War in Iraq has dominated the news. More killing and death have also been featured prominently here in Philly and around the world. The stories, the questions--and the pictures--stay with you, especially these:
Who killed this innocent 15-year-old child?
This woman is charged. Was she driving drunk? If so, she should pay. Bigtime.
Who killed this innocent 3-year-old child? His caregiver will be charged with beating him to death. What's WRONG with people who kill children?
Who shot and killed this off duty Philadelphia police officer last night while he was sitting in his car? He left a wife and four children.
What made this man decide he had a right to call the shots on taking human life? How many on the Christian Right agree with him?
This man is holds the ultimate responsibility for the growing perception of our country as destroyers of life. What is he doing as Rome burns? Playing golf.
George W. Bush
How low will these women sink to raise America's tarnished image?
Condoleezza Rice & Karen Hughes
These people, and thousands more, want an end to the War in Iraq. Why are so many fighting against them?
And what can anyone say to ease the pain in a mother's eyes?