The media has made a big deal out of 2000 of our soldiers dying from their time in Iraq. (The difference between Pentagon numbers and the msm numbers is that the msm counted those who died later of wounds received in Iraq. The Pentagon does not.) In their hoopla over the 2000 mark, the NY Times quoted from a letter by Corporal Jeffrey B. Starr. He was number 2000. But they only quoted the words they wanted the world to know. They didn’t even quote the whole paragraph.
Here it is:
“Obviously if you are reading this then I have died in Iraq. I kind of predicted this, that is why I’m writing this in November. A third time just seemed like I’m pushing my chances. I don’t regret going, everybody dies but few get to do it for something as important as freedom. It may seem confusing why we are in Iraq, it’s not to me. I’m here helping these people, so that they can live the way we live. Not have to worry about tyrants or vicious dictators. To do what they want with their lives. To me that is why I died. Others have died for my freedom, now this is my mark.”
from Michelle Malkin