A major earthquake has struck Iran (see news coverage) with a death toll likely to climb over 300, at least another 1,000 likely to be injured, and entire villages flattened.
Will our government see this as an opportunity to reach out, provide emergency assistance, and open up a diplomatic approach to engaging Iran on the nuclear issue? Or will we ignore the earthquake and continue to rattle the sabers? Time will tell.
Meanwhile, I've got to call the phone company and change my number. Ever since Paris Hilton's phone book was posted online my phone just hasn't stopped ringing!