Those Asians, and Latin Americans, dead, maimed and made homeless far away in their own countries for having fallen in harms way of Americans in uniform with weapons of mass destruction, are just not relevant to daily life here in the states.
All the overt bombings, invasions and military occupation of "foreign' "trouble spots' are sold to us on TV "news' programs sandwiched in between the infinitely more numerous commercials advertising the consumer products that are relevant to our American way of life.
Even less relevant to 'The American Dream' was our great CIA's covert murderous violence within Indonesia, Congo, Guatemala, Iran, Haiti, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Philippines and Greece upon the orders of our Presidents that successfully arranged for a much greater number of millions to die for "American interests.'
How many of us are sick of it? Its the same number of us who get our news from the Internet and therefore commiserate with whistle-blower Private Bradley Manning sleeping and standing inspection naked, and are anguished for the inexpressible pain of the families of the nine little boys killed from the air while they gathered firewood on a hillside in Afghanistan.
When we get up from our computers and turn back to those confidently self-righteous voices and earnest and honest appearing facial expressions of Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, Chris Mathews, Jim Lehrer, and the intensely caring sisterly appearance of Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer, Christiane Amanpour, Rachel Maddow and other attractive lady anchors, who, for all their projected humanity have managed to have their viewers accept years of America and Americans killing in five Muslims countries that were already impoverished to start with, for their long history of colonial exploitation.
Now we realize that these sixty odd years of messy butchering designated suspected "bad guys' in poor countries has been made an integral and proud part of the American way of life. That's why one can be sure that if it was again in "U.S. interests,' we'd kill them Vietnamese, et al., all over again without blinking an eyelash.