To the editor:
Where are your front page stories of the "Sergeant Yorks" and "Audie Murphys" of this war? Where are the words of family members proudly voicing support for their soldiers' defense of our country?
Instead of heroes, the April 3 paper gave us another in a long series of front page Oprah-tragedies about soldiers and their families victimized by the war. It was all so sad, so tragic, that someone was making them leave their families.
Then, the next day, here comes columnist Trudy Rubin's self-serving paean to courageous journalists, i.e. "The daily dangers facing U.S. and Iraqi journalists : "
American soldiers and their families are not victims. They are a proud, all-volunteer force. Recruiting goals have been met and exceeded for many months. No soldier from the reserve components involuntarily deploys to the war a second time. They know what they are doing, and they do it incredibly well.
They courageously labor to preserve and protect our liberties from the cowardly, wicked Islamo-fascists who would destroy our civilization. These soldiers are our protectors. They are not victims. Please reconsider your priorities and give them honor and praise rather than "victimhood."