Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday Stuff

Thank God (posting is highly questionable for tomorrow, by the way...the clip segment from about 8:00 to 9:30 should be required viewing for everyone, just before Tweety shows up though he isn't bad either, including our president who refuses to establish an actual commission of inquiry for real, as opposed to the jokey one run by Pat Roberts, into how this atrocity occurred)...

...and though a bit elegiac, I thought this was appropriate anyway.


Anonymous said...

I watched the Strykers roll into Kuwait. I thought how blessed my family is that grandson #2 made it home safely last year.

I worry now about grandson #1 with Afghanistan waiting for him, maybe Iraq.

We will probably have a manned base there for generations.

I watched Richard Engle and appreciated the tribute to David Bloom.

I marvel at the technology that brings this to us in real time.

I thought of all the families who made the ultimate sacrifice who are watching this too.

I could not help but cry.

doomsy said...

It was an emotional moment to be sure - I know at least one "A" list blogger who I respect and admire (and have actually met at a fundraiser for Patrick Murphy - Duncan Black by name; nice guy) who thought "Not Ready To Make Nice" was something timely for the removal of the last of the combat forces. I respectfully disagree; I thought something commemorating our military was more appropriate.

I didn't see Engel's tribute to David Bloom, an NBC reporter in Iraq who died of a pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis while traveling with the 3rd Infantry. The sacrifices of anyone affiliated in any way with our coalition forces (or reporting on same) should be honored now and always, in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Anonymous said...

It was not so much a tribute to Bloom, more of a remembrance. Engle was riding in the Bloom-mobile...and MSNBC did short remembrance of him.

I agree, all those who sacrificed should be honored and remembered.