Sunday, August 13, 2006

There is the armored mentality,

and then there is the flexible one.

Quote:

Too many journos are wearing flak jackets and helmets, little spacemen who want to show they are "in combat" on television. I notice how their drivers and interpreters are usually not given flak jackets. These are reserved for us, the Westerners, the Protected Ones, Those Who Must Live.

I used to wear a flak jacket in Bosnia, but no more. Ever since a bullet penetrated the neck of a colleague and was kept within his body by the iron jacket - going round and round until it had destroyed his kidneys, liver and heart - I have refused to touch these things. Better to die in shirtsleeves. end quote.

Damn straight.
After losing 19 people and getting 70 wounded in one day, Israel is party to a cease fire. I suppose they believe they are "those who must live." Contemptible.

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