Tuesday, May 30, 2006

CBS cameraman, soundman killed in Iraq

I've made the argument in the past that war should not be televised. I still believe that. When a country is at war, whether you believe in the reasoning or not, supporting your country at that time is the duty of everyone who dwells within said country. I don't believe we should have gone to Iraq but now that we're there, I will not lower myself to becoming an unappreciative and selfish nay-sayer. Kids younger than me are dying. That's the cost of war. The outcome is critical. I support the outcome. I support the means, not the reason. We are treading on that line of dishonor like when the nation turned to spitting at the troops when they returned from Vietnam. Soldiers aren't the only ones who die in war. Let's not forget that.

A CBS television news correspondent who had reported on the deteriorating conditions in Iraq for three years was in critical but stable condition at a US military hospital in Germany on Tuesday, a day after a car bomb killed two of her colleagues.

Doctors had removed shrapnel from Dozier's head before she arrived in Germany but said she had more serious injuries to her lower body, CBS News reported on its Web site.

British cameraman Paul Douglas, 48, and British freelance soundman James Brolan, 42, were killed Monday when a car bomb exploded as they were working on a story about American troops in Iraq on Memorial Day, the network said. The US military said an American soldier and an Iraqi interpreter were killed in the same blast and six American soldiers were injured.

Like it or not, we are at war. It will not end soon. Supporting your country in times you may not agree with its actions or motives is the price you pay for living in it. Loyalty and honor and love towards America is a notion long forgotten. Without it, we are more of a hotel than a country.

Best wishes to the families who lose during this war. Iraqi, Afgani, British, Italian, Canadian, Australian and others. Only time will tell if it was worth the sacrifice. But at least allow the time. It's the least we can do for those for whom time has stopped.


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