Tuesday, March 6, 2007


I’m officially proclaiming Tuesday as bitch day at Infantrydad.blogspot.com.
I’ll start a bitch, and everyone can chime in by adding to it, or posting their own bitch by commenting.
First the rules.
Rule # 1. Anything goes.
Rule #2. Refer to rule #1.

Now that we have the formalities out of the way, here it is, the first bitch.

I hate it when a newspaper breaks an article like the one today. NINE US SOLDIERS KILLED IN IRAQ. The article goes on to tell where these unfortunate soldiers were at the time of their death. "Six soldiers were killed in Salahuddin province when a bomb went off near their vehicle"."Three others were killed by a roadside bomb in Diyala province". "All were assigned to,Task Force Lightning". Then the last sentence. "Names withheld pending family notification". .
The assholes that do this in the interest of being the first ones to break the news should be thinking about the families of the fallen soldiers!!
The families should be notified prior to any reporting making it to the press!!!
As the parent of a soldier who will soon be in Iraq, I don’t want to read this shit!!
If my son's unit is in Baghdad, and a group of soldiers gets blown up and he is wounded or, worse yet, killed. I want to hear about it from the Army prior to reading about it in the paper or seeing it on the evening news, then worrying about being one of the families to be notified.

There should be no reporting pending the notification of family, period!!
Reporters need to put themselves in the shoes of loved ones.
Every time I see this, I wonder how many poor souls are waiting for the phone to ring with the dreaded news!!


  1. Notification to loved ones first should be a law. It`s commom sense to me...no brainer.
    Wait, thats who`s reporting the news, no brainers.

    thx 4 stopin by

  2. You got it Mickey!!
    And they trip over each other trying to be the first one with the dirt.
    One of these days I'll get around to pimping your blog.
    I am the blog pimp you know.
    Thanks for your insightful input.