It Was Forty Years Ago Today (Kinda)

Paris Hilton's stint in an LA jail is getting the American ink, along with CNN's self-serving over-coverage of the two premature presidential debates in New Hampshire. There was a little oxygen left for one 40th anniversary -- of Sgt. Pepper -- but none for the 40th anniversary being covered by news media outside this country almost universally: the Six Day War. From the BBC to Australia's SBS to Al Jazeera, news services that still can distinguish substance from substance abuse have been reviewing the history of the short conflict that set the table for the subsequent forty years of conflict, killing, and despair. America's descent into willed ignorance continues.