The sad thing is that given that this is in Time, you’ll proabably get more factual information about the world by looking at the picture once than by reading the article.
I understand your point, but I don't think it's sad. It's on the cover. Even a media hermit like I am saw it, and it says everything you need to know about it. Also, the question that goes with it is very provocative. Perhaps it was in spite of everything they stand for, but the message got out anyway.
My God, what a message. I walked out of the store weeping and wept all the way home. I think it changed my life. It certainly galvanized (once again) everything good in me, including my instincts as a father and as a man. And I'm sure it has for lots and lots of other people. And this at a time when the president is looking to appease the left by yapping about withdrawal.
This cover is, to use a worn out buzzword, a "game changer." For starters, it makes every soldier a hero all over again, to anyone with a beating heart, regardless of his political persuasion.