Once again, the media has chosen to saturate the airwaves, and the internet with the death of a 'well-known' person. As I turned on the local news to listen for the weather report (I work outside, so it's nice to know exactly how much humidity I get to endure) the report was delayed in order to give full coverage to the death of Sen. Kennedy. Don't get me wrong, I respect the service of this man...however, are you aware that in the month of July; a record number of soldiers were killed and now August is well on its way to beating this record. Why is this news item not a headline? Where is America's concern and compassion for our troops? Why do we place more value on one person and what appears to be little to no value on a couple of GI's?
This post is not meant to be a political tug of war, it is not about Sen. Kennedy...I write about our soldiers. It is my desire to keep politics at bay and remain focused on those men and women who have chosen to sacrifice their everyday lives....for me.
My freedoms depend on those who are currently serving our nation. My freedoms are a gift from all those who have served for generations. My freedoms will continue, as long as young men and women leave their homes, their comforts, their moms...
I did find this article and ask you take a few moments to read:
2 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan
(AP) — The NATO-led force in Afghanistan says attacks have killed two U.S. troops, keeping August on track to be the deadliest month of the war for the U.S. military.
NATO says one American died Wednesday after an improvised explosive device detonated in southern Afghanistan. A second service member was killed in an attack in the east. No other information was released.
The two deaths bring to 43 the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan this month. July was the deadliest month of the nearly eight-year war — 44 U.S. troops died. But with five days left in August, this month could again set a new record.
The Taliban insurgency is more violent than ever. A record number of U.S. troops are now in the country — more than 60,000 — one of the reasons death tolls have climbed.
The Associated Press
May Almighty God Bless these brave soldiers and comfort the families who love them so.