In New York and Jalalabad, human life is valued differently by the U.S. government. A loved one lost in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack was worth about $1.8 million, according to the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. The life of a 16-year-old Afghan girl is set, by tragic contrast, at $2,000.
Posted on May 15, 2007
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