I read a piece today from French media (AFP) on Yahoo. You might have seen it. The big point was that between 2003 and 2005, 2000 people died in the United States during arrest. Some of them were shot by police, some were ill, some had accidents, and some comitted suicide.
The Ironic thing is that is similar to the number that have died in Iraq over the same time period. I am not trying to diminish the sacrifice of the soldiers and their families, but merely adding some perspective. Perspective is something sorely missing from today’s media. Seldom is time taken in the print or electronic media to give historical perspective.