Al Swearengen at deadissue has a great post up about the shooting and drawing comparisons to the everyday happenings in Iraq, 4 years after Mission Accomplished.
Consider the irony of what is about to become the most horrific mass murder
to be blitzed with every ounce of news media in our lifetimes, and how this
scene differs from an average Monday in Iraq, only lesser in size and the fact
that the perpetrator is not free to strike again, nor is he still breathing. In
contrast with what takes place in Iraq every day, the victims in Virginia
already enjoy the small (perhaps irrelevant) comfort of knowing their attacker
isn’t going to hurt anyone else.
Check out Al's work at deadissue.