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Aren't they all important? Isn't the magnitude of the result a reason to assign importance to the cause?

Deaths in Vietnam were sad because we didn't really accomplish anything.
Deaths from lung cancer are sad and happily we are getting somewhere in reducing them.
Deaths from bad seat belts ... do we actually have a statistic on that? ... are sad because they are largely preventable. Likewise failure to use seat belts, which is very likely a bigger category.

All of which are many orders of magnitude larger than what happened in Benghazi. Heck, deaths in Afghanistan is 2.5 orders of magnitude larger. If you are going to scream about Benghazi, why not scream even louder about all these others?
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