Thursday, July 07, 2005

No offence

...but scores of people getting killed in suicide bombings in Iraq (so ably covered by Juan Cole -- also see update below) on a daily basis does not merit more than a passing mention in the BBC (if at all), whereas a similar, but less deadly event in the heart of western civilisation results in non-stop, saturation coverage.

Update: It looks like the casualty figures are higher.

Update 2: Again from Juan Cole:
The bombings in London on Thursday underlined what absolute hell Iraqis are living through, who suffer the equivalent every other day.