Army Sergeant Note to the Media
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
"Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life. It is far better that you fear the media for they will steal your honor." - Bobby McBride, Crew Chief, 128th Assault Helicopter Company, RVN 1969-1970
So, I was sitting in a car dealership yesterday waiting for my car's 50,000 mile service to be done. They had CNN on in the waiting room. Wulf Blitzer was making all kinds of wild accusations, Michael Ware declaring Civil War, etc. ad nauseum. Then Cafferty came on. No kidding, CNN was in full panic mode.
Baghdad is a mess, no doubt. But CNN would have you believe that all is lost.
I booted up my laptop, grabbed an internet connection, and found this message from an active duty Army Sergeant who recently returned from Afghanistan and is probably headed to another dangerous place:
...you're a big time media type guy and all........i was hoping you could thank the media for completely giving up and abandoning everybody who is in and those of us who are going to the suckage......makes us feel like we have a real purpose and all.....just thought they'ld be more inclined to listen to you and all...