This simple sentence explains the phenomenon of the media's biased and bloodthirsty coverage of not only Iraq but just about any conflict where a modern-day democrat's ass is not on the line:
"Because shipwrecks make news, headlines about sinking ships are not a reliable measure of maritime safety. "
I love that sentence. It falls into what I call: WDIST (Why Didn't I Say That?)
Read the whole op-ed, it's pretty good.