Sunday, January 02, 2005

141,000...

and counting. That's more than half the size of the city I live in. This puts September 11 out of the running for disaster of the century.

If any good can come out of this, maybe the rest of the world will stop complaining that Americans made such a big deal about September 11 because we had never been through a disaster of that size. While that's true, we're making a big deal about the tsunami, too, so it's not because we feel sorry for ourselves. Admittedly, if the death toll was much lower, there probably wouldn't be as much news coverage, but both events were unprecendented. There had never been an attack on U.S. soil of that magnitude and this is more than likely going to be the largest natural disaster in history.

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