How many times has this headline appeared:
INSERT PLACE NAME Attack Kills Dozens, Including Women and Children.
My college age kids have literally been reading the same headline their entire lives. My oldest child used this headline for his first current event. My daughter has only faint memories of 9-11, which we rehashed last year when she was studying abroad, so she could satisfy her peer's curiosity. This headline had already been repeated numerous times before her first current events report, and was discarded by her as old news. Certainly the Corporate-Owned News believes it to be old news, or it would be part of the debate.
Perpetual war is not an option, but it has become the fabric of existence for so many people, and it fails to draw viewers and the advertising dollars that come with it.
Afghanistan has become managed deja vu.