'Oh my God, it was hell'
And as if that weren't enough horrifying news for one day, more than 840 people died in a stampede on a Baghdad bridge today when a crowd of Shiite pilgrims panicked after hearing rumors of a suicide bomber among them. The death toll probably will rise as workers find more bodies.
I might start writing about state or national politics again in the next day or two. But right now, it all seems so comparatively insignificant in the face of such unspeakable tragedy.