Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for December 28, 2003
"Leading off the news tonight, six Israeli children died early today when the bus they were riding in exploded in downtown Jerusalem." "They were little kids.. with backpacks filled with sandwiches and juice and gym shoes and math books." "They had bedrooms with posters of race cars and soccer players, and they had unmade beds with Spiderman sheets." "they had little sisters and dentist appointments and cats and jeans with holes in the knee." "They took piano lessons on Tuesday and spent Sunday afternoons with their Dads, who made them hold hands whenever they crossed a street." "And on the wall of the hall to their bedrooms was a long line of photos, with each of their annual school pictures placed chronologically..." "...By a mom.." "Who kissed her son goodbye that morning and watched him board the bus..." "...That exploded in downtown Jerusalem."