'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Thursday, August 19, 2004

Well, Everyone Forgets an Anniversary Once in Awhile 

Mark Goldberg of Tapped points out that not a single major US newspaper ran an editorial about the significance of today's date:

One year ago today, a car bomb ripped through the UN headquarters in Iraq, killing one of the world’s ablest diplomats and forcing the UN to pull its personnel from Iraq. The bomb that took the life of Sergio Vieira de Mello and 22 of his colleagues was the first of its kind and served as a harbinger of the unrelenting calamities to come.

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