Because of the convention, real news elsewhere isn't getting the attention it deserves. In Russia, Chechen rebels have taken a school filled with children hostage. Three civilians were killed during the taking of the school, and now between 120 and 150 adults and children are being held. The assault took place on the first day of the new school year.
But this is just the latest attack. Earlier this week a female suicide bomber killed nine people in central Moscow. Last week two Russian passenger planes were blown up by suicide bombers.
Either Vice President Cheney tonight, or President Bush tomorrow, should mention these horrible events. They show that this is not a contest between the Islamists and America, but rather between the Islamists and Western civilization.
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