I posted the above photograph on November 9th – over two weeks ago.  This morning I FINALLY saw mention of this story on FOX news.  Has it been on the other major news networks?  I haven’t seen it.  Perhaps I missed it – probably not.  The MSM isn’t much interested in anything positive. Apparently their goal is to produce as much anti-American drivel as possible. 

Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt should make everyone in America proud of our Armed Services.  He’s home now – been home a couple months – and his wife says she’s not surprised at his actions in Iraq.  He was always able to comfort their own children when they were babies.

What is frustrating to me is that this picture is months old.  We get instant photos and news of anything negative happening in Iraq, but stories such as this – the stories that are truly representative of what our soldiers are doing over there – get little publicity, and the publicity they DO get is old news.

My nephew who is stationed in Baghdad, tells us about children living in trash dumps and looking forward to the treats of candy and other gifts the soldiers give them from the packages they receive from home.  Every single day our soldiers see the results of terrorism, and they’re fighting to save the Iraqui people from the even worse fate should we pack up and leave them to the whims of the terrorists.

I don’t understand how anyone who trashes our troops can live with his/her conscience.  Our troops are decent and hard-working men and women who are dealing with ruthless murderers whose only goal is to deal death and terror to everyone.  The fact of the matter is that the troop-bashers don’t have a conscience.

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19 Responses to “John Gebhardt – A True Representation of our Armed Forces”

  1. It Shines For All Says:

    links from TechnoratiIn today’s column I mention Air Force Master Sgt. John Gebhardt whose photo showing him cradling an injured Iraqi child to sleep has touched many of us who appreciate the valiant job our military is performing. I’m including his photographhere

  2. Martha Colmenares | Un sitio donde los hechos y sus huellas nos conmueven o cautivan Says:

    links from Technoraticuando fijó esta foto. Que se publica cualquier suceso negativo en Iraq, pero que las historias tales como ésta, que de verdad representan lo que están haciendo nuestros soldados allá, consiguen poca publicidad. Según pueden leer en este linkThe Median sib. “John Gebhardt – A True Representation of our Armed Forces. I posted the above photograph on November 9th – over two weeks ago. This morning I FINALLY saw mention of this story on FOX news. Has it been on the other major news networks? I haven’t

  3. The Dissident News Says:

    links from TechnoratiJohn Gebhardt – A True Representation of our Armed Forces at The Median Sib

  4. Lyn Says:

    I love that picture and have enjoyed both of your posts about it. We have wonderful men and women serving in the armed forces.

  5. Ryan Says:

    That is a wonderful picture! Our troops are amazing people.

    I really wonder what news you watch because I have yet to feel any sort of anti-troop vibe from the media. I hope you don’t think displeasure with how both of these wars, yes – even the forgotten one in Afghanistan, are being administrated is the same thing.

  6. carol Says:

    If there isn’t an anti-troop vibe from the media, why aren’t positive stories being told? The troops are doing so much good – and 99.9% of our troops are men and women of high standards of ethics – and yet anything negative reported and emphasized over and over and over? I am also talking about giving idiots like Murtha airtime to call our troops murderers.

  7. Merchon Says:

    We need more of this posted on the news instead of all the negativity. Our soldiers are the best! Thanks for all you do!!

  8. Navy Mom Linda Says:

    There are soooo many of these guys out there and no one seems to be paying any attention. God bless John Gebhardt. God bless all our troops.

  9. Ryan Says:

    Positive stories don’t sell. The only ones you have to blame that for are the people that tune in. I guess the only way to change that is tune out and contact the media outlets you’re not happy with to let them know that you’d rather turn to blogs to get your news because of their disconnect with what contributions our troops are bringing to the Iraqi people, or in the case of Fox reporting the article you mention, let them know you want to see more.

    As I said though, I don’t see an anti-troop vibe. The news is negative because insurgents/terrorists are insurging/terrorizing, troops and Iraqis are dying, or leadership can’t seem to pull together a benchmark or endpoint, and they are reporting it. Please toss up some links to instances of major media outlets bashing troops, and I will be happy to write a letter to them.

    People who bash the troops should be thrown out of the country. Other than John Kerry’s botched attempt at humor, I don’t know who that would be.

    Carol, while you might not like the idiot John Murtha, the troops he called murders were convicted of murder.

    Carol: I see a lot of anti-military bias in many places.  Perhaps you should stop ignoring it or explaining it away.

  10. Ryan Says:

    I’m sorry I don’t see it. What I do see is the people who are in support of the war are concerned over the mental state of the troops and supporting them in completing their mission. The people who are against the war question the mission, are concerned for their safety, and want them to come home. Either way, the condition of the troops is a priority for all.

    I’ve just gotten used to the right-wing radio method of asking callers who disagree to site examples that support their claim. Since you are making the claim that there is a significant amount of troop bashing going on in the media, it should not be difficult to jump on a major news site, pull some links, and support your argument. Please show me what I’m ignoring!

    What I think you’ll find is discontent with the Bush Administration’s policies (from both sides actually) which is not ripping on the troops. I’ll keep my eyes open in the future none the less.

    Regardless, it is a noble thing you have done making sure the story of John Gebhardt gets airtime here.

  11. Brian H Says:

    It’s the filtering, Ryan. Your statements about insurging/terrorizing cover about all you read, and can read, about the war. Know anything about the Anbar Awakening? Sheik Sattar?

    Here’s a comparison of MSM and actual events: Sammara Update.

    And this Anbar report is almost 3 months old: Shaykh Sattar: The ‘Dawn of Democracy’ in Ramadi.

    Etc., etc.

  12. K Lloyd Says:

    Ryan: Clearly you are a patriot and seem to be open-minded to the truth of the situation of our troops over-seas, but perhaps you should be more open-minded to the liberal bent in the media, and the reporting mainly of news articles that portray our military in a negative way. Good grief, you can hardly tune into one of the major media outlets (with the exception of the fair and balanced FOX), with out seeing only death counts, the very, very few of our military who abuse thier power and authority, and pretty much anything that puts our war on terrorism in a negative light. Please examine the news more carefully. You will find a very small ratio of positive reporting about our troops compared to the “news selling” horrific events occuring, which get 98% of the coverage. If you don’t see that then you are suffering from the ostrich syndrome.

  13. T Gingell Says:

    This is a good picture, and someone who works medically with victims of war is someone to be celebrated. Let’s not forget that America launched an illegal war on Iraq on the pretext of weapons of mass destruction and some tenuous link to the 9/11 atrocity. Let’s not forget that America’s influence in the region is purely to preserve America’s military supremacy, and ensure the flow of oil to the most ecologically profligate nation in the world. Let’s not forget that these troops had no plan for what would follow after the Iraq invasion, and let’s not forget that the invasion has probably been the foremost cause of recruitment to terrorism and the destabilisation of the West. Let’s not forget that the cost of this war could have given America the opportunity to be charitable to the rest of the world – to solve many of the world’s health and sanitation problems, and build up a positive picture of the Empire. Let’s not forget that this wound will take a long time to heal.

    TMS: Let’s not forget that you have apparently drunk a full glass of the Democrat’s Koolaid and are therefore full of crap.

  14. Frank G Says:

    Wow ! I’ve just received this story in my email – a year after the fact. I’ve researched the story to find it is true! How wonderful ! I have been looking to find mention of the girls name – can anyone help ? And do we have an update on her progress a year later?

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  15. kevin taylor Says:

    I went to high school with John Gebhardt and new his family members. We both joined th USAF the same year. He is the real deal.

  16. kevin taylor Says:

    I went to high school with John Gebhardt and new his family members. We both joined the USAF the same year. He is the real deal.

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