Liberal Wacko, Montana Division

Someone tell the MSM!
November 22, 2006, 8:00 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

The image below was sent to me today with a note that said: “Would someone please pass this on to the mainstream media? I Would rather read (and see) this than all the other stuff!

We all know that “mainstream media” is code for “liberal media.” The image is indeed powerful. Two people in a war zone finding comfort in the embrace of each other. But did the sender actually read the caption? 

Take a moment to read it. The image tugs at your heart, but the story behind it is one of unspeakable horror:


Air force Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt, of the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group at Balad, Iraq, cradles a young girl as they both sleep in the hospital. The girl’s entire family was executed by insurgents; the killers shot her in the head as well. The girl received treatment at the U.S. military hospital in Balad, but cries and moans often. According to nurses at the facility, Gephardt is the only one who can calm down the girl, so he has spent the last several nights holding her while they both sleep in a chair.

I am not certain what the sender of the email wanted the MSM to know about. Did they find this picture uplifting? Was it viewed as good news from Iraq? We are winning the war? I am not sure what they got out of it. What I got out of it was war destroys lives.


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i think they did read the caption b/c the caption adds more power to the picture, explaining that the sgt. was the only one who could calm her down. i think what the sender was trying to say was that theyd rather see something, on CNN for example, like that instead of video tapes from the enemy shooting at our troops, or stories of prisoner “abuse.” u never hear about things like that in the picture. i think u should try harder to understand where people are coming from in their positions and perspectives instead of indirectly belittling their stand through THE WAY YOU PRESENT YOUR OWN VIEW, as if the sender’s take on the picture is somehow insignificant b/c they didn’t get the great revelation that you did from it, that war destroys lives.

what i got from the picture was, from my perspective, despite what liberals will have u believe, americans really are the good guys.

Comment by bobsled

The Iraqis sure don’t think we’re the good guys. After all, we’ve been raping, torturing, and murdering innocent people there.

We’ve also spent the last 6 decades screwing screwing around with other Muslims’ lives. We all but installed Saddam (we sure as hell paved his way.) We installed the corrupt Shah of Iran, and we’ve been sponsoring Israel’s terrorist activities to the tune of millions of dollars a day!

Sorry, but one troop comforting one child does not make everything okay.

Comment by catnapping

The armies of States cannot be “good guys.” Individuals can be good or bad, but the military as a whole isn’t that simple. States pursue their own interests, without regard to “good” or “evil.”

Comment by PericoThePerilous

Son … you don’t mind if I call you son, do you? — to not understand the nature of war is excusable. Logic takes us only so far, as does intuition and moral sense. We need to combine them.

Son, it isn’t war that destroys lives. It’s people. The class of people who destroyed that little girl’s family — we call th4m “terrorists.” Surely, even you would call them terrorists. That they use war as an excuse to be terrorists doesn’t make them less so. Unless you’re vegetarian, you don’t mind the killing. I am vegetarian, and I don’t mind the killing. I call it justice. Not the killing of innocents, of course — of scum. Simplistic? I refer you again to logic, intuition and moral sense.


Comment by Jack H

I was in Balad AB (332 AEW) when this girl was brought into our hospital…ive seen her first hand and have spoke with the CMSgt holding her…he really is a good guy…who spent his time there b/c she really needed somebody who would…its nice to sit back and point at others and say how they are one thing or another… or to bring it to a political argument…yes, this was set in Iraq, during a War, but this was a VERY human moment…BTW…her family was murderd b/c her father was a teacher…who was “caught” teaching English in class

Comment by USAF SSgt

I have no doubt about this kindness and generosity of this man. If you can find something in this post (or any other) that even remotely criticizes this soldier or any of our troops, please do point it out. Perhaps the point has been missed here…

Comment by Irukandji

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