Friday, April 28, 2006

New York Times Intellectually Constipated

The New York Times notes that: "From 2003 through 2005, 1,662 murders were committed in New York. No information, beyond an occasional physical description, is available on the killers in the unsolved cases." Isn't it so very interesting that this figure represents about half the number of American's killed in Iraq. Where are the intellectually constipated pygmies at the Times when it comes to the murder figures in their own backyard? Does this mean New Yorkers are at war with one another? Does New York have a terrorism problem? We hear with great regularity about the death toll in Iraq. Why is that death toll any more interesting or relevant than the death toll in New York? We have had 3,000 war time fatalities in Iraq. It is disgraceful that we have had half that number die senselessly in New York during peace time. In Iraq Americans are dying for a cause (right or wrong); in New York they die for nothing.

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