The Bridge, The Bridge

Everyone was talking today about "the bridge, the bridge." My stock response was "You mean the one in Baghdad?" The Minnesota bridge collapse is horrible but it's a local story, amped up for the 24 hour cable cycle for maximum tragedy value. We Americans only care about our shit, not the shit we initiated half a world away. The media offers very little perspective regarding these two almost simultaneous major urban bridge collapses, with comparable death tolls. Here's a possible link: Republicans cause bridge collapses in the US because lowering taxes is their insane religion, and maintaining bridges costs money*; they cause them abroad by instigating civil wars in countries that pose no threat to us. The Republicans are, in fact, agents of chaos and darkness. (With assistance from wormy Democrats.)

* digby's take