BBC Whiffs on Soldier Vid

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Oct 30, 2008 9:24 AM
The Drudge Report is linking to a BBC article about the most viewed political video on the web about an Iraq vet for McCain, but the BBC piece leaves out THE MOST powerful part of the video!!

The video below, "Dear Mr. Obama" opens with a soldier who says he witnessed "first hand" the successes of Iraq and the war was not a mistake.  The video is shot from the waist up and the young man talks directly into the camera.

"When you call the Iraqi war a mistake you disrespect the service and the sacrifice of everyone who has died promoting freedom. Freedom carries with it a price. Because you do not understand nor appreciate these principles sir, I am supporting John McCain for president."

"Freedom is always worth the price," the soldier concludes. As the video closes, he walks away from the camera and it is revealed he has lost a leg while "God Bless the USA" plays in the background.  The BBC article DOES NOT MENTION this fact.

This is the reason the video is "the most-viewed election-related video on the YouTube website," as the BBC describes it. How come the BBC doesn't want to tell you just WHY so many people are watching it...?