ImageSaturday, August 25th was the deadliest day of fighting in Syria as over 300 deaths were reported. Yet the news cycle in the United States focused on the latest slander and pettiness from the US presidential election. Most all of the Sunday morning talk shows focused solely on the upcoming Presidential election – how hurricane Issac will impact the Republic Convention, whether Mitt Romney’s comment on his birth certificate (and subtle jab on Obama’s birth certificate allegations) were appropriate and what the latest polls indicated.

I wonder how many coffee table discussions and family debates centered on the latest US presidential election vs the atrocities in Syria? Did our schools’ current events sessions at all address events happening outside of the Presidential election? Democracy should indeed be celebrated. In one way, Americans should be analyzing the candidates and contemplating who is best positioned to lead the country. Many Syrians…

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