Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Honoring the first to fall in 2006

It is time to give credit where credit is due. I have issues with the focus of the MSM on those killed in combat, mostly because they gibbet the dead for political reasons. Rarely do they focus on the reason they served, what they thought they were there for, or bring honor to their service. It was with the CindySheehanitis created reaction of mine that I visually sucked my teeth when I heard NPR start a story about the first death in Iraq for 2006 - Army Staff Sgt. Chris Van Der Horn. By the time the story was over though; I had to give NPR credit. It was a balanced and let the man and his family mostly speak for themselves. Listen to it. It is worth it.

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