This was taken from one of the region's many fine media establishments. They're always quick to point out the celebrity angle of any story, especially when the celebrities hate America.
Tart points out another fine example of excellence in wildfire media coverage. Then there was the local Fox affiliate was too obsessed with saluting the flag to properly cover the Santiago fire.
Amidst all this devastation I recalled something my good Senator said last month:
“The California National Guard has lost so much equipment as a result of the war in Iraq that, according to the Secretary of the Army, the Guard may lack the capability to respond to a large scale emergency such as a catastrophic earthquake or major flood. This is unacceptable. My amendment will help Congress get a more accurate picture of the Guard’s equipment shortages and needs so we can ensure we are fully prepared to respond to domestic emergencies. We must not wait for disaster to strike before we act.”
Doh! At least they're able to put out fires in Ramallah with all those large helicopters and airplanes.