Monday, September 27, 2004

Misplaced Anger

The NBC station in Atlanta now has a story up about how the widow of one of the civilians recently beheaded is lashing out at the Bush administration:
Hensley, who was working as a civilian in Iraq, was kidnapped along with two housemates. Last week, those captors beheaded Hensley and Eugene Armstrong, both Americans. The fate of the third hostage, Kenneth Bigley of Britain, is still not known.

“We truly believed he was safe and the situation was going to work out for him and unfortunately, it didn’t,” Pati Hensley said on the show.

She said she criticized the Bush administration’s policies in Iraq when the White House called to confirm her husband’s death.

“I really feel it’s time for them to take care of Americans and to stop being the world peacemaker,” she said.
While we all grieve for this woman's loss, I can't help thinking that her anger is very misplaced. Her husband was a civilian, not a member of our Armed Forces that was ordered to go over there. He went over there as part of his job of his own free will and wasn't forced to do so. He could have said "no." She may want to talk to the company he was working for and ask what kind of security was provided for her husband. I noticed that the company nor the work they did was mentioned in the story.

She is probably out of her mind with grief right now, and I feel that NBC and other networks are exploiting the grief of these families by asking political question about the horrific, public murders of these men. The media stake out their homes like vultures, and as soon as the deaths are confirmed, they are banging on the front door, asking for a comment. If I had lost a family member like this, the last place I'd want to be is being interviewed on the Today Show.

If we need to blame anyone, it's the Islamofascists and their supporters, not the president.