Both stories tragic. One story new and different and dramatic. The other story old and horrific and the focus of the attention of U.S. leaders, many Americans, and much of the world.
During the nine days of the search for the missing climbers on Mount Hood, here is what happened in Iraq:
-- Iraqis killed: 600+
-- U.S. military killed: 27
-- U.S. military wounded: 400+
-- Cost to U.S. taxpayers: $2.5 billion