Time and Newsweek couldn't find space for it. Time did cover the saga of one Navy SEAL -- suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. But instead of allegedly punching a terrorist, SEAL commander Mark Waddell was in danger of attacking a cartoon character at Disneyland: "The noise of the careening rides, the shrieking kids -- everything roused Waddell to a state of hypervigilance typical of his worst days in combat. When an actor dressed as Goofy stuck his long, doggy muzzle into his face, Waddell recalls, 'I wanted to grab Goofy by the throat.'"
Waddell's counselor hit Time's sweet spot: "We get all excited when Johnny goes marching off to war, and then we forget about him a few days later when our favorite football team loses a game."
Time only forgets about our fighting men when they're dragged into court for capturing a terrorist.
It's not like the Abed story is unconfirmed. Kate Wiltrout had the story for the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot last week: "The military confirmed Wednesday that Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew McCabe, 24, was charged last month with assaulting a detainee, dereliction of duty for failing to protect a detainee and making a false statement. Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas and Petty Officer 2nd Class Jonathan Keefe are accused of failing to protect the man, whose identity is classified, said Lt. Col. Holly Silkman, a spokeswoman for the military's special operations command."
The New York Post wasn't shy about this outrage. "And so the SEALs will be arraigned on Dec. 7 -- another reason for the date to live in infamy," it stated. "Ironically, if the three had treated Abed like Al-Qaeda-in-Iraq has routinely treated American soldiers it captures, his bloody, mutilated corpse would've turned up floating in a river. (For the record, the number of US combat troops captured in Iraq and Afghanistan who have been recovered alive is approximately zero.)"
The national media don't want to touch this story, such is their hostility to the United States military, no matter how much they profess to the contrary. You've heard the Obama White House insist that Fox News is not a "legitimate news organization." This story demonstrates, yet again, that Fox often is just about the only legitimate news organization.
It's high time the American people started getting very vocal in their outrage.
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