Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
April 08, 2004
WAR: Died For What?

Lileks absolutely nails it in this morning's Bleat:

Given the horrible headlines that followed the brutal deaths of four Americans last week, you’d think that would be the main story, or at least something that merited a mention in a headline. But a dozen dead Marines is the main story. The reason they died is not the main story. What has been accomplished is not the main story. To me, this is like printing “Four Thousand Dead in French Assault” and putting “Omaha Beach secured” in the subhead.

Which one honors the dead more?

Read the whole thing; he's got lots more good stuff on other topics.

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