Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Salutations and Death Wishes

I read on Powerline that some guy named Joel Mowbray is heading to one of the cities the Hezz-bullah (I've seen it spelled 3 ways so why not one more?) has been constantly rocketing.

As I have been the past day and a half, I am traveling with 8 visiting European journalists. They came here for what was supposed to be an informative, but war-free, tour of this tiny nation hosted by Knowing Israel, a brand new media support group. Most of the journalists have agreed to go to this town ravaged by Hezbollah.

I'm not sure what this says about journalists, but we are the only civilians racing to the site of repeated rocket attacks.

Sorry, this is just plain dumb. Risking your life for some hazy Quest For Truth is reckless and irresponsible, especially if you have a family. How would you explain to your kid that you died because you were out seeking fame and celebrity? Yes, it worked for Gunga Dan with his flak jacket reports from Vietnam, but maybe you won't be so lucky.

It's one thing if you are a soldier and it's your job to go into a war zone and kick some terrorist ass, but going in willingly as a civilian? Makes you wonder if they have a death wish.

I just wish a guy like Nick Coleman would be more interested in finding The Truth over there.


Blogger Just Me said...

Will Minnesota State Rep. John Lesch be far behind ?

7:59 AM  
Blogger Chad The Elder said...

How about these idiots who went on vacation in Lebanon and are now wailing to be evacuated? Sure Beirut has come a long ways since the end of the civil war, but why would you choose to vacation in a country situated in the crosshairs between Syria and Israel whose south is controlled by a terrorist militia with thousands of rockets and a well-known desire to wipe Israel off the map? Yeah, couldn't see this one coming could ya?

9:58 AM  

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