Anderson Cooper is currently prattling on about "we will decide/management on high/is it appropriate for you/we will warn you before we show them to you" and all the while, in the background, CNN is looping through images of dead bodies, bloated, from the Halabja massacre. Unintentional irony?
She asks, "why are the pictures of Saddam so bad, but those pictures are not?"
I do not know.
Perhaps the death of small people can never match the death of a King.
And it reminded me of this:
...He said, "This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots.
12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.
13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers.
14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants.
15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants.
16 Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle [a] and donkeys he will take for his own use.
17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves.
18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer you in that day."