There is public mourning in Italy…
…for the death of the intelligence agent involved in freeing the Italian journalist held hostage. At least one blogger feels that the public mourning in Italy over this single death is a condemnation of the leadership in the United States because of the lack of public mourning for the 1500+ deaths of American soldiers in the Iraq war and occupation.
In democracies, however, who are the leaders and who are the followers?
The situation in democracies brings to mind an old saying, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.”