I can think of nothing that angers me more than using the bodies of dead American soldiers to further political agendas. Good for Danielle Ansley for her persceptive and dedicated response to Luckovich. It's a little like David and Goliath, don't cha think!?! Thanks to Michelle Malkin for getting this story out. Speaking of kids ..... What about the Florida 16 year old, Farris Hassan, that flew to Iraq for a journalism assignment. Now, I would probably have a hissy-fit and lock my son up if he pulled a stunt like that. But that's not the point right now. The point is .... he wrote in his essay:
“There is a struggle in Iraq between good and evil, between those striving for freedom and liberty and those striving for death and destruction,” “Those terrorists are not human but pure evil. For their goals to be thwarted, decent individuals must answer justice’s call for help. Unfortunately, altruism is always in short supply. Not enough are willing to set aside the material ambitions of this transient world, put morality first, and risk their lives for the cause of humanity. So I will.” “I want to experience during my Christmas the same hardships ordinary Iraqis experience everyday, so that I may better empathize with their distress,”
(Wow, smart kid! Seriously! Aside, of course, from the fact he took off by himself into a freakin' war zone!) And how did the media tell the story? The media responds with something like 'He's a member of the Republican Party Club at school.' As though that would explain bizarre point of view on the issues of war and Iraqi freedom. Twisting and turning, the MSM will find a way to paint both of these kids as ignorant, just too young to understand, misguided, etc. Thanks to Macsmind for shining a light on the media bias in the story of Hassan.