Just got this in my inbox:
Air Force Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt of the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group was noted previously for his care of children in an essay he wrote this past summer: Prepare now, your life depends on it.
But despite the nature of this photograph (or, more likely, because of the nature of this photograph) we’re not seeing this register on the media’s radar. The only non-AF stories I found with a quick google were from KSNW-TV in Wichita, KS and a commentary piece in the Escanaba (MI) Daily Press.
An AF.mil story on the picture is here.
Notice that the KSNW-TV story (posted on MSNBC.com’s Local News section) is dated November 6th. Call me cynical, but I question the timing of the decision to not publish the picture widely.
If, on November 6th, the story came out that Sgt. Gebhardt had committed some atrocity, particularly an atrocity involving Iraqi children, do you think it might have made the news 24 hours before election day? Just wondering.
Anyway, Muslihoon posted on this back on October 23rd and scored this comment:
How can we know she is not died?. How can we know she has no bullet between her eyes?. How can we know?
There’s more, but I think you get the general drift. (Incidentally, there was a bullet in her head. It just wasn’t put there by US troops, so I guess it doesn’t warrant consideration. I’m just saying.)