Journalist war illogic

Oh, this is rich: bq. There was a disturbing attitude from the Pentagon toward unilaterals,” said Campagna, Mideast program coordinator for the nonprofit group. They gave the perception that if you weren’t embedded, you covered the war at your own risk, and that U.S. troops were under no obligation to at least avoid endangering you.” Um, yeah. It’s called war, you blockhead. Everyone is participating at their own peril. The military’s job is to accomplish the task handed to them by the politicians. More often than not, this means moving in, engaging and killing the enemy (while trying to avoid unnecessary civilian casualties; but hey, it’s war), then securing the area they now occupy. They do not have time to babysit reporters who don’t play by the rules. Those unilaterals wanted to be where they were. If you can’t stand the heat…

July 2, 2003