April 16, 1994 [Still in DC...] I just heard on the news about our little "friendly fire" incident in Iraq. I suppose that I should write about it, but quite frankly, I don't care. What I do care about, however, is the current situation in Rwanda. That is bad news.
I'm curious as to why there haven't been any big headlines or magazine covers on the war down there. Are we really so Euro-centric that nobody cares? A shell falls in a Sarajevo market, killing 62, and we call it a tragedy (it is), and it makes big news. 100,000 people die in an African country, it is not a major story.
I realize that we can't intervene in everything. But I also think that equal and fair coverage should be given to such events. The American people NEED to know!