Sad, but frustrated. The big story of the day is the killing of the WSJ writer, Daniel Pearl. It is a horrible thing that he died and the way in which he was killed, but I’m a little frustrated at all the attention this is getting when our killing of 16 Afghan civilians is mentioned only in passing in news sources. Death sucks and it sucks even more when the person was not in battle, but we can’t put David Pearl on a pedestal just becuase he’s an American. Maybe my humanitarian instincts are running wild but I think we need to remember to keep this tragedy in perspective.