. . . Wednesday July 27, 2005

The 17th Word

Many of us political junkies are all too familiar with the 16 words from the State of the Union Address that set off the current CIA scandal.

We’re still talking about those 16 words. In fact, those words and the new polito-celebrities connected to them are about all most of think of when we hear the words Niger.

It turns out that there is more to the story of Niger where children are starving to death.

How might have history unfolded if those 16 words had been replaced by a sentence or two indicating that to stand for such starvation in our midst is itself scandalous?

Concentration is important!