Are American lives more important than Afghan lives?

How come whenever dozens of Afghan civilians die, the news briefly mentions it, but when an American or Canadian soldier dies, they go into great detail about them? The news mention his full name, his wife, his kids, and even his dog. They give a face to the solider, whereas the identity of the dead Afghans are... show more How come whenever dozens of Afghan civilians die, the news briefly mentions it, but when an American or Canadian soldier dies, they go into great detail about them? The news mention his full name, his wife, his kids, and even his dog.

They give a face to the solider, whereas the identity of the dead Afghans are essentially irreverent. Isn't that sending the message that American lives are more important? Shouldn't we feel an equal loss because either way we have lost a human being?
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