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CBS News Team Hit in Baghdad
CBS Website ^ | May 29,2006 | CBS

Posted on 05/29/2006 8:14:56 AM PDT by I still care

CBS/AP) Two London-based members of the CBS News team, veteran cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and soundman James Brolan, 42, were killed and correspondent Kimberly Dozier, 39, was seriously injured Monday when the Baghdad military unit in which they were imbedded was attacked. They were reporting on patrol with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, when their convoy was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED).

The attack was among a slew of car and roadside bombs left about three dozen people dead before noon Monday, including one explosion that killed 10 people on a bus. Nearly all the attacks occurred in Baghdad.

Dozier and her crew are among the latest American television journalists to become casualties in Iraq. Former ABC News "World News Tonight" co-anchor Bob Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt suffered severe injuries in a roadside bombing in Iraq Jan. 29, 2006. Woodruff is still recovering from serious head injuries and broken bones. Cameraman Vogt has returned home to France for more rehab.

On April 6, 2003, David Bloom, 39, an American journalist for NBC television, embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq died from an apparent blood clot near Baghdad.

All over the region, explosions began just after dawn, with one roadside bomb killing 10 people and injuring another 12 who worked for an Iranian organization opposed to the regime in Iran, police said.

The explosions began just after dawn, with one roadside bomb killing 10 people and injuring another 12 who worked for an Iranian organization opposed to the regime in Iran, police said.

A car bomb parked near Baghdad's main Sunni Abu Hanifa mosque killed at least nine Iraqi civilians and wounded 25, said Saif al-Janabi, director of Noaman hospital. It exploded at noon in north Baghdad's Azamiyah neighborhood and was so powerful it vaporized the vehicle. Rescue crews and Iraqi army soldiers were carrying stretchers toward waiting ambulances, Associated Press TV footage showed.

A bomb planted in a parked minivan killed at least seven and injured at least 20 when it exploded at the entrance to an open-air market selling secondhand clothes in the northern Baghdad suburb of Kazimiyah.

Another parked car bomb exploded near Ibin al-Haitham college in Azamiyah, also in northern Baghdad, killing two civilians and wounding at least five others - including four Iraqi soldiers, police Lt. Col. Falah al-Mohammedawi said.

In Baghdad's Tahariyat Square, a parked car bomb targeting an American convoy killed one civilian and injured nine , police Lt. Col. Abbas Mohammed Salman said. It was not known if there were any U.S. casualties, but at least one Humvee was seen on fire.

A second bomb targeting an Iraqi police patrol near the square killed one and wounded 10 - including four police.

In other attacks, a roadside bomb killed two police officer and wounded three others in downtown Baghdad's Karradah district, while one man was killed and six were injured when a bomb hidden in a minivan used as a bus exploded.

Another roadside bomb killed two police officer and wounded three others in downtown Baghdad's Karradah district, while one man was killed and six were injured when a bomb hidden in a minivan used as a bus exploded.

The day's most serious attack targeted a public bus near Khalis, 50 miles north of Baghdad in Diyala province, an area notorious for such attacks, provincial police said.

All the dead were workers at the Ashraf base of the Mujahedeen Khalk, or MEK, which opposes Iran's regime. The group, made up of Iranian dissidents living in Iraq, said the dead were Iraqi workers heading to their camp.

The blast pushed in the side of the white public bus and peppered its blackened side with shrapnel holes. The bus, later inspected by U.S. Army troops, was streaked in blood, Associated Press TV footage showed.

"We were transporting the workers from Baqouba to the Mujahedeen Khalk when the roadside bomb exploded and killed all these people," one man who was on the bus told AP TV.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 4thid; bulletproof; cbsnews; dozier; drivebymedia; eatingtheirown; embeds; ied; iednews; iraq; iraqwar; journalist; kimberlydozier; saddamites; seebs; shouldhaveducked; warcorrespondents; warishell
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To: Allegra

One Soldier was killed in this attack, and 6 others were injured. God be with them.

Per FOX- Kimberly is in surgery- prognosis looks good but still in critical condition.


51 posted on 05/29/2006 8:50:11 AM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
"Damn,and to think that Cronkite is yachting off the coast of Martha's Vineyard this weekend."

Walter Cronkite made his wealth by deceiving Americans throughout the years about his true ideological agenda - the pro-socialist one world government! There is no one more disgusting than a subversive ideologue like Cronkite established by the MSM as a wise news icon making mega dollars while America's youth die defending America's founding precepts of a sovereign republic, independence and freedom. Not that I wish Cronkite ill, or something. I believe he should permit his comrade Madeline Albright to board - not that her bulk should sink the yacht with all aboard.
52 posted on 05/29/2006 8:50:27 AM PDT by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: april15Bendovr
I'm not waisting my time praying to God about journalists that are part of the problem in Iraq aiding insurgents and terrorists rather than being part of a solution in the war on terrorism.

I'm a journalist. Am I part of the problem?

53 posted on 05/29/2006 8:51:34 AM PDT by mhking ("I make my livin' on the evening news...")
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To: april15Bendovr

Remember that the ABC reporter was blown up in Iraq on the day he was going to do a live hit piece on the State of the Union speech.

And now the CBS reporterette was blown up as CBS has been running anti-American nonsense all weekend in the lead-up to Memorial Day.


54 posted on 05/29/2006 8:52:11 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: I still care

I came to this thread intending to be a smart a$$, but they were embedded. God bless them and their loved ones.


55 posted on 05/29/2006 8:52:40 AM PDT by kerryusama04 (Isa 8:20)
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To: I still care

God bless these journalists.

Semper Fi'
Jarhead


56 posted on 05/29/2006 8:53:11 AM PDT by Buffettfan (VIVA LA MIGRA! - LONG LIVE THE MINUTEMEN!)
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To: I still care

Prayers for her.. and may this event show her the light.


58 posted on 05/29/2006 8:54:54 AM PDT by Cinnamon
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To: jimbo123

Not at all ironic. Our enemies are masters of psyops and terror.


59 posted on 05/29/2006 8:55:38 AM PDT by maica (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle --Abraham Lincoln)
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To: LdSentinal

"Kimberly Dozier is known for her Anti-Israeli views"

....but we are not mean spirited jew and christian hating liberals. Best wishes to Kimberly and condolences to the families involved.


60 posted on 05/29/2006 8:57:08 AM PDT by omega4179 (build a wall now)
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To: I still care

61 posted on 05/29/2006 8:57:16 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: SE Mom

They were stopped, and outside the vehicle filming. All were wearing protective gear. Exactly who decided to stop in that spot, and get out to film at that place and time? Any mention of anti-American propaganda printed or spoken in English? Too many coincidental occurances. Prayers for the family of the soldier killed, and for those soldiers wounded.


62 posted on 05/29/2006 8:58:02 AM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (Political troglodyte with a partisan axe to grind)
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To: TrishaSC
No offense to David Bloom but why is he even listed in this report. An "apparent" blood clot. What are they trying to insinuate??

Probably that no autopsy was done and so they are not sure exactly what killed him. He wasn't looking too good in the reports made just before he died. Pretty good reporting of the initial invasion from a grunt's eye view.

63 posted on 05/29/2006 8:58:18 AM PDT by El Gato
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To: lady lawyer

Thank you. This war is not going to end any time soon.


64 posted on 05/29/2006 8:58:21 AM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker! (Charlie Mike, son))
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To: mylife
maybe the media will figure out that we are not the enemy and stop carrying jack murthas water."""

Or, in the alternative, maybe some freepers who blame the media for "not reporting all the good stuff in IRaq," might start to understand that Iraq is still a chaotic place and it's DANGEROUS to venture out in search of all this supposed "good stuff" that's happening.

65 posted on 05/29/2006 9:00:02 AM PDT by churchillbuff
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To: I still care
Dozier was graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in human rights and Spanish and from the University of Virginia in 1993 with a master's degree in foreign affairs, Middle East.

I wonder what the core courses are for that degree?

66 posted on 05/29/2006 9:00:06 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Liberalism in a parasite that ALWAYS kills its host.)
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To: mhking
I'm a journalist. Am I part of the problem?

No, you're part of solution.

Many folks at FR paint with a broad brush. If you really want some abuse, get a law degree.

67 posted on 05/29/2006 9:01:23 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: I still care

I know it's a piddling little thing and terribly unimportant in the grand scheme of things compared to a correspondent, but were any GI's injured in this incident?


68 posted on 05/29/2006 9:03:08 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: 'Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake But Accurate, Experts Say.')
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To: eddie willers
My wish is that get angry with the perpetrators and back US interests.

Not gonna happen. This will reinforce their inbred beliefs.

Many more Iraqis died today and their deaths with be quickly forgotten as the media climbs on it's high horse.

Look at who has died in journalism's "service" so far. It's over whelmingly foreign nationals. And I'd bet they don't get a tehth of what the networks pay their own people.

69 posted on 05/29/2006 9:03:42 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Liberals saying "We Support The Troops" is like OJ looking for the real killers.)
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To: lady lawyer

Thanks, see my #68.


70 posted on 05/29/2006 9:04:01 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (NYT Headline: 'Protocols of the Learned Elders of CBS: Fake But Accurate, Experts Say.')
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To: ARealMothersSonForever

You know that's a good question- and it's unlikely we'll ever know the answer..


71 posted on 05/29/2006 9:04:21 AM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
bachelor's degree in human rights

Oh man.

72 posted on 05/29/2006 9:04:48 AM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: I still care

There are lots of one-liners for this, but my prayers are for the families of the victims and for the recovery of the wounded.

That said, they might be victims of friendly fire.


73 posted on 05/29/2006 9:05:57 AM PDT by connectthedots
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To: jimbo123
But Saddam Hussein also gave Iraqis dignity and pride. He became a symbol of defiance across the Arab world, never backing down from a fight....

Ridiculous statement. Saddam backed down from lots of fights. Remember "Cheat & Retreat"? IOW, it was Saddam's strategy during the sanctions-phase to push the envelope until he got smacked down -- then he'd retreat. Sounds like "Backing Down" to me.

74 posted on 05/29/2006 9:07:43 AM PDT by Tallguy (When it's a bet between reality and delusion, bet on reality -- Mark Steyn)
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To: I still care

is cbs reporting if it was friendly fire or our troops that did the shooting? i could see the crocodile tears wailing down perky katies make up already.


75 posted on 05/29/2006 9:07:59 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: kerryusama04

they were embedded. God bless them and their loved ones.

That's the way I see it, they were taking the same chances
as the troops, not writing from some bar.

May her recovery be short.


76 posted on 05/29/2006 9:09:21 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Cowboy Bob
I wonder what the core courses are for that degree?

http://learning.berkeley.edu/AIUSA-syl/posner.html

77 posted on 05/29/2006 9:11:53 AM PDT by Crawdad (I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no class.)
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To: JohnLongIsland

"is cbs reporting if it was friendly fire or our troops that did the shooting? "

When you consider CBS is insurgent-friendly, then the answser is yes, it was from a friendly IED.


78 posted on 05/29/2006 9:12:15 AM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: I still care

Very sad. Prayers go out to the loved ones of all who were killed, and for the total recovery of Kimberly!


79 posted on 05/29/2006 9:14:24 AM PDT by NRA2BFree (CONGRESS, YOU BUILD THE FENCE NOW, OR WE*LL VOTE FOR LAWMAKERS WHO WILL!)
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To: El Gato

There was an autopsy done. It also seems that there were warning signs that he didn't follow up on. (see links below) Not saying that he brought this on himself but I don't understand why he is listed in this article. I'm just waiting for them to try and blame it on our troops.

Sorry to get off topic but that bit in the piece just confused me.

http://www.imdb.com/news/sb/2003-04-08
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0603/08/lkl.01.html


80 posted on 05/29/2006 9:14:52 AM PDT by TrishaSC
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To: Howlin

prayers


81 posted on 05/29/2006 9:15:52 AM PDT by firewalk
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To: jimbo123
If she had phrased here report as below, I would have much more respect for her and CBS in general.

"As in May 1945, Iraq's tyrant has fallen. But for some, he’s a fallen hero.... Iraqis like many Nazi Germans of yesterday, are much like abused children: scarred by the man who was both father figure and Fuhrer. His rules were simple. Obey (or follow orders), and he would provide jobs, food rations, electricity and security. Rebel, and punishment was merciless. But Saddam Hussein like Hitler also gave his citizens dignity and pride. Saddam became a symbol of defiance across the Arab world, never backing down from a fight....Those who loved him and those who hated him still can’t separate the man from the country in their minds. For many, his humiliation is their own.”

82 posted on 05/29/2006 9:16:28 AM PDT by Chgogal (The US Military fights for Freedom of the Press while the NYT lies about the Military and cowers...)
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To: I still care

They should immediately inform the family via the TV and grant no time for proper protocol on causality notification to take place.

Some other news agency should now talk to the family and see if they can instigate something. Maybe CBS is covering something up, lying or whatever? Create "conflict", after all that sells well. They should stir up doubt in the family right now.

She should stick cameras and microphones up the families butt! Even at the burial they should "sensationalize" and report about it. Nothing should be private anymore.

They need to speculate now! Sure, why not? Did the crew have the right body armor? Was CBS to cheap to supply them with better body armor? Should the head of CBS resign over this? CBS should have known this was a dangerous mission. Why didn’t these camera men have their own special independent armored vehicle that is better suited to deal with IED’s and well marked as press?????????? CBS needs to answer thousands of questions now and the highest authorities within CBS should be held accountable! Why not, that’s what they do with our government. Why should Rumsfeld or Bush be responsible for a lack of armored HMMWV’s or body armor and CBS not?

-I guess what I’m saying is that someone should treat CBS the same way they treat others.


83 posted on 05/29/2006 9:21:09 AM PDT by Red6
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To: I still care

Prayers on the way for their souls, and for the comfort and consolation of their friends and family. Prayers that the injured be healed quickly and completely.


84 posted on 05/29/2006 9:23:55 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: tet68

There is no safe place for journalists in Iraq. They should all be removed.


85 posted on 05/29/2006 9:24:00 AM PDT by jmc1969
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To: I still care

Prayer BUMP


86 posted on 05/29/2006 9:26:39 AM PDT by B Knotts
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To: I still care

Reporters hurt make sit 'real' to the drive-by-media!


87 posted on 05/29/2006 9:27:00 AM PDT by truemiester (If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years)
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To: mhking

Not you!

Funny- I was just wondering about you the other day- haven't seen you "around"...hope you're loving the job..good to see you!


88 posted on 05/29/2006 9:29:51 AM PDT by SE Mom (God Bless those who serve.)
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To: I still care

Remarkable that just journalists were casualties.


89 posted on 05/29/2006 9:31:27 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Proud soldier in the American Army of Occupation..)
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To: Mike Darancette
Oh, there were military casualties, it's just that there were only two tragedies.
90 posted on 05/29/2006 9:35:00 AM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com)
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To: I still care

It would be just, if not merciful, if she got the treatment from the press as did Vietnam veterans:

I don't know if CBS can continue to employ her. She may suffer from some form of post traumatic stress syndrome - she may be mentally unstable. Maybe she's doing drugs. Perhaps she is just too much of a risk to have around.


91 posted on 05/29/2006 9:38:57 AM PDT by ChessExpert (MSM: America's one party press)
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To: kerryusama04

Embedded doesnt mean they agree with our troops. If you talk to family of soldiers serving in Iraq they will tell you things like this.

Posted by armymarinemom

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1534061/posts

I can believe it. All three of my sons have had to deal some being embedded. They tried their best not to talk to them. The comments I posted are just a small sample. You can't put into words to look of disgust on their face when they talk about reporters.


It's really an odd situation. When they find out that I have sons serving we usually trade stories about dealing with the media down range and on the home front. A lot of them have asked how hard it has been dealing with stories about Cindy Sheehan during the last few months. A lot have asked how bad listening to the news really upset us. It seems as if they are getting a pulse on family responses before they spend time with their own families when they get home.

I have openly asked them how the media seeks out a negative response from a Marine, or Soldier. I have also asked them if they felt more at risk with a reporter near them. The answers to those questions are just what you would expect. The media looks for troops having a bad day and they feel more at risk with a reporter near them.


A few opinions shared by the troops both going over and coming home.

* I have asked my Mom not to watch any news while I am gone; Moms worry enough without having to listen to that garbage.
* I try to avoid reporters. If you don't talk to them they can't twist your words.
* They only use the quotes from someone having a bad day or the one guy with a bad attitude.
* We can be at a scene and return to base only to hear CNN multiply the numbers of injured in initial reports.
* I worry just as much about my family hearing only media spin as I do my own safety while I'm downrange.
* What? A reporter here? I need to go outside for a smoke.
* They are as much fun as the wacky professors on campus.


92 posted on 05/29/2006 9:42:28 AM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: I still care
A car bomb parked near Baghdad's main Sunni Abu Hanifa mosque killed at least nine Iraqi civilians and wounded 25,...

Terrorists continue to blow up mosques and it's no big deal.

Some terrorist just claim an American soldier looked cross-eyed at a mosque and they're strung up in the media.

93 posted on 05/29/2006 9:45:53 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Liberals saying "We Support The Troops" is like OJ looking for the real killers.)
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To: Becki; mickie; Dog; Deetes; Gucho; iso; ravingnutter; Straight Vermonter; TexKat

ping


94 posted on 05/29/2006 9:47:40 AM PDT by Wiz
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To: purpleland
Not that I wish Cronkite ill, or something. I believe he should permit his comrade Madeline Albright to board - not that her bulk should sink the yacht with all aboard.

May Kim Jong Mentall Ill's agents kindnap them and make them teach English to North Korean spies. Ops, I forgot. All he'd have to do is ask and they'd do it.

95 posted on 05/29/2006 9:47:40 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Liberals saying "We Support The Troops" is like OJ looking for the real killers.)
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To: tet68

Read my post #92


96 posted on 05/29/2006 9:48:35 AM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: Red6

Agree with you. I'd love to askj them all the questions thay ask the military and with the same snotty condescending attitude.


97 posted on 05/29/2006 9:49:17 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (Liberals saying "We Support The Troops" is like OJ looking for the real killers.)
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To: SE Mom
One Soldier was killed in this attack, and 6 others were injured. God be with them.

Amen.

Our period of calm we enjoyed recently has ended. It's been pretty active around town today.

I hate it when anybody gets hit in these explosions and firefights, but it's especially tough when it's our troops..

98 posted on 05/29/2006 9:53:15 AM PDT by Allegra (Thread Hijacker Extraordinaire)
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To: april15Bendovr
Embedded doesnt mean they agree with our troops.

Embedded at this point means they are willing to risk their lives. I can't think of anything more American than risking your life for something you believe in, even if you are wrong.

If you talk to family of soldiers serving in Iraq they will tell you things like this.

I have family and friends serving, too. The msm are scum, but at least these folks put their lives where their mouths are.

99 posted on 05/29/2006 9:54:05 AM PDT by kerryusama04 (Isa 8:20)
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To: mylife
maybe the media will figure out that we are not the enemy and stop carrying jack murthas water.

Dream on.

100 posted on 05/29/2006 9:55:13 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit (Apparently, most who protest for peace do so at the expense of hygiene.)
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