Sara Palin's Latest Facebook Post:
Many of us join Secretary Gates in condemning the Associated Press for its heartless and selfish decision to turn its back on the wishes of a grieving family in order to exploit the tragic death of a true American hero.
Lance Corporal Joshua ‘Bernie’ Bernard was a selfless young American who sacrificed everything for our freedom.
Shame on the AP for purposely adding to the grieving family’s pain. Ignoring the family’s wishes by publishing a sacred image of their loved one proved a despicable and heartless act by the AP. The family said they didn’t want the photo published. AP, you did it anyway, and you know it was an evil thing to do.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bernard family. Words can not adequately express our sorrow and appreciation for your sacrifice. We will never forget your Marine or his fallen comrades.
May God bless the Bernard family.
To read more about the photo and the debate over it being published click here.
To read about Secretary Gates reaction to the photo click here.
My Take. Good for Sarah Palin. She is able to call attention to an issue like few other politician in America.
And now she is using that power to support one family grieving over the loss of their son to war.
And to support Robert Gates and the administration in this regard is admirable.
Remember, that Sarah Palin has a son in Iraq. She more than most can empathise with the Barnard family. I'm certain that is why she used the word "evil." It was a conscious choice by the AP to show the photograph. They chose to run this photo despite the pleadings of a mourning family. To do something that is hurtful when you can easily make another choice - that is "evil."
The AP has been defended by the left as showing the horrors of war. We have seen the horrors. We are aware.
Don't hurt a grieving family when you have other options.
Again - evil is the word. Well done Sarah.
In a related story, our man Andrew Malcolm of the LA Times did something wonderful today. He gave tribute to those Americans on duty today from those of us who are off duty. Click here for Andrew's Column - and here is the video he attached -
Well done Andrew.