Reactions to the hoopla over reporter Bob Woodruff's recovery from his wounds sustained in Iraq?
Mr. Woodruff is a celebrity reporter. He spent relatively little time in a combat zone, embedded with troops. If he were a regular US soldier, I don't think we'd be seeing images of him, or hearing anything about him. A cameraman was also injured in this, one of thousands of IED attacks, as well as regular members of the convoy. We may eventually hear about them after it stops being "all about Bob."
If he had died, we might hear his name and see his image shown briefly in PBS's moments of silence.
How different it would be if we had to face -- invest ourselves in -- this devastation at the level it actually occurs. Not only our own troops, stretched to the limit and forced into prolonged service, but the citizens of Iraq who cannot leave the horror to return to top-notch medical car and the sanctuary of the United States.