Tuesday, January 31, 2006

It’s Been Bugging Me

I am very sorry that the ABC reporter and his camera man were severely injured in Iraq. However, I do not understand the amount of coverage this issue is receiving. Was it not their choice to go over and report the news?

I know that our armed service men and women signed up but I am pretty sure the majority of them didn’t choose to be over there. Why don’t we get minute by minute information on every injured soldier who is over there so the rest of us can be safe?

I am wishing a speedy recovery and safe return of everyone over there.


Rude Cactus said...

Couldn't agree more. One reporter gets blown up and the world stops. 2000 people die and countless others are wounded and no one blinks.

wallofdenial said...

That why he gets the big money right, he wants to be famous, pay the price

Joe said...

Someone in my life made the EXACT same observation the other day and I immediately agreed.

So damn ridiculous.

Wicked H said...

Hello Gentlemen: I am so glad to know that I am not the only one who feels this way. None of this makes me feel any better about the situation at hand. Hopefully one day soon all our prayers will be ansered and everyone will return safely. Of course until that day we all support the troops and thank them for keeping us all safe over here.

Amy said...

I agree! You've made a very good point here.

Although, it could be argued that they are there voluntarily as a service to those of us here at home to keep us abreast of what is "really" going on over there and therefore, it is a form of sacrifice to be injured while doing what they feel is a service or duty.

But, again, no more so than the not-so famous soldier who is also a husband, father and doesn't have the option of throwing in the towel and going home.

Which brings me back to... I agree, why is it being so heavily focused on in the media? I feel bad, but I'm more concerned about the journalists who are being held hostage.

And, I sincerely hope that everyone makes it home safely.

Trudging said...

I agree too! You pays your money and you takes your chances.

Nutcracker Sweet 54 said...

The Washington Post had an editorial today with the same sentiments you and your readers have expressed. I too agree with you.