The tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully.
--Psalm 52:2 (KJV)
This is the result of the “harmless” words of Eason Jordan, entitled The Price of Iraq Policy. From Al-Jazeera (please click to see the animated version):
Imagine a service person in Iraq, who has lost a few or many friends. Imagine one who has *accidentally* hurt an innocent (and, yes, that includes journalists from any news service). Imagine one who is engaged in the constructive work of building schools, treating the sick and injured, or training the Iraqis to defend and protect their countrymen.
Then imagine such a person seeing this “comic” strip.
One of the most valuable qualities in the success of a military objective is high-level morale. One wonders whether the purpose of Eason Jordan’s alleged words at the World Economic Forum were to put a considerable dent in the collective morale of the Coalition, and, therefore, jeopardize the success of those objectives.
If Mr. Jordan’s words were merely throwaway speculation—and, considering his previous words on the subject, it’s doubtful—then he, nonetheless, has blundered into handing the terrorists a propaganda tool and has struck a blow against the morale of our troops in Iraq.
Somehow, I’m willing to bet, however, that Eason Jordan sleeps quite soundly.
UPDATE: Since Jawa is apparently getting a mountain of traffic for the Al-J animation--the stills are linked to his site--and from provoking leftists yesterday, I'll find another source of the stills momentarily.
UPDATE: Okay, I'll keep Jawa's link, but it will be intermittently invisible, just so you know.