Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Two Wars

In case everyone has forgotten, we have tens of thousands American soldiers and Marines fighting a war in Afghanistan, and some of them die in action almost every day. When was the last time that CBS Evening News carried a segment on that war, with an onsite reporter, progress reports, excited commentary during film clips, and a reminder of how many people have been killed in the ten years that war has raged across that land? Yeah, it’s been a long time.

And yet every single night we get that kind of report on the war in Syria, complete with scenes of bloody corpses and slaughtered children. Dramatic narrative accompanies “live footage” of massive explosions and firefights, and every day we are reminded of the total number of dead the war has caused. This is a war in which America has no strategic interests, in which we have nothing to gain or lose. No American lives are at stake. This is in no way “our war.”

Yet CBS reports it nightly, at great length and with great drama, and ignores the war in which our own men and women are dying; ignores the war that is, like it or not, “our war.” Simple question: why?

1 comment:

Bartender Cabbie said...

I think because, deep down, many of the leftist elite have a hatred for America and American service people in general and have the deepest sympathy for those who they consider downtrodden. Could be wrong

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