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  •  I'm glad someone who intentionally put himself... (0+ / 1-)
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    ...in danger is OK.  Too bad the millions who didn't do that aren't so OK. I think it's a little indecent to celebrate something like this.

    You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

    by Rich in PA on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 07:02:05 AM PST

    •  Yeah, I expected that and then some more. (0+ / 0-)

      How self-centered can we be?

      You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

      by Rich in PA on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:12:31 AM PST

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    •  He's risking his life to educate people... (8+ / 0-)

      .... on a very important conflict.

      And you think it's "indecent" to celebrate he's alive??

      And what the hell is the correlation between this... and I don't even know what strained comparison you're making.... Syrian refugees, universal healthcare, what? Somehow Richard Engel is to blame for whatever axe you have to grind? Unbelievable. Just be thankful his family can hug him today.

      What I learned from the debates: Romney needs more bayonets to destroy Big Bird's army.

      by OReillysNightmare on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 08:14:19 AM PST

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    •  Is it "indecent" to celebrate a soldier's survival (8+ / 0-)

      Or that of a policeman or a fireman?
      I understand your concern for the fate of so many innocents all over the world, who didn't ask to go into harm's way and aren't getting paid to do it.  But don't overlook the crucially important role played by reporters and photographers in getting the news out to all of us.

      Journalists like Richard Engel, and many others around the world, risk their lives and limbs doing good and valuable work.  Without their intrepid and important efforts we would be completely at the mercy of press offices and propaganda machines to know what is happening.
      Learning who, what, when, where and why is extremely important, and I am grateful for those journalists who do what they do even under difficult and often dangerous conditions.
      And Richard Engel is among the very best.    

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