I wonder why I’m sure the (impending) death of King Hussein won’t be covered as the tragedy it will be.

Okay, he’s not a princess, blond, or beautiful.   Pretty much cuts out all American interest in royalty, no?

But do you see the incredibly sad story that it is?   A man who’s worked all his life towards a goal, only to see it slipping away just before his death?  Not knowing whether the country he’s worked to hold together for nearly 50 years will crumble the moment he dies?  Whether anyone can begin to take his place in slowly bringing stability to the region?

I can’t quite explain why I’m thinking about this so much.