6.06.2007

Background


I posted this a couple of weeks ago. Now the photographer, who attended the University of Texas, writes about how it came to be.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

THAT IS THE MOST TOUCHING STORY I HAVE READ SINCE THE WAR BEGAN. I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE HOW THE GIRL FELT BUT TO FEEL THAT SHE COULD GO THERE TO BE WITH THE LOVE OF HER LIFE IS WONDERFUL. IT'S A SHAME THAT HATE TOOK SUCH A DEEP LOVE AWAY FROM ANYONE.

TXsharon said...

Sob! :( There are so many like her.

Anonymous said...

Anyone terribly moved by this needs to wake up. You have not been tuned in or paying attention to the world around you. Maybe if we had similar pictures of loved ones suffering due to the sudden death of a loved one at the hands of a drunk driver, a speeder, or a meth freak or crack head needing to kill someone for a rock, or other far more needless deaths...we'd feel like doing something and raising heck about those issues also. This scene plays out tenfold, a hundredfold in our country every day and for reasons not nearly as important as the work of a soldier. But we don't raise much heck because we don't care until it's us. Not really. Or we'd do something.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing that these brave men and women volunteer to keep us safe and liberal weenies want to cut off the funding from them? What a bunch of pathetic losers. Move to Switzerland, TxSheehan.

Anonymous said...

Someone should do a cartoon of balding Barry lying in his Spiderman underwear at the tombstone of his wasted youth.

Anonymous said...

"cut off their funding" BS.

Us liberal weenies want to BRING THEM HOME, where they are far more needed than they are in the middle of that foreign hell-hole. If you want to protect American soil, put the soldiers on the soil you want protected. Maybe in Afganistan they are doing the right job, but in Iraq they aren't fighting people who want to destroy America. There they are fighting people who want us OUT, so they can get at each other. The continuing American death toll in Iraq is pointless.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it Hitlary and The Magic Negro that voted to cut off the funding for the troops? That's how liberal weenies support the troops.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure I understand the reference at 5:06, but it sure is funny.

Anonymous said...

I think 3:57 and 5:06pm has a false bravado brought on by watching too many John Wayne war movies. Even Duke couldn't save the day in this quagmire. Bring 'em home. As Will Rogers said "when you find yourself in a hole the first thing you do is stop digging."

Anonymous said...

5:06 - Wait a darned minute! Who wants to cut off funds for the troops??? Didn't the Republicans recently vote against a military funding bill that included a timetable for withdrawal? Didn't Bush veto that same military funding bill??? What - were they against our troops? Please be careful of whose kettle you're calling black!

Anonymous said...

are you inferring that 5:06 is pot?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, The Republicans voted against funding the troops before they voted for it. Flip-flop. The Dems wanted a time table for withdrawl so some of them voted for war funding before they voted against it. Politics.

Anonymous said...

Why her? Why him? That photo speaks volumns. Interpret it anyway you want but no one can deny her pain. The ultimate sacrifice has been paid by those that lay down their lives. Only the passage of time will determine if was a worthy cause.