ABC’s Woodruff seriously injured in Iraq

Breaking news from ABC and the AP:

By DEEPTI HAJELA Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK Jan 29, 2006 — ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff and a cameraman were seriously injured Sunday in an explosion while reporting from Iraq, the network said Sunday.

Woodruff and cameraman Doug Vogt were hit by an improvised explosive device near Taji, Iraq, and were in serious condition at a U.S. military hospital, ABC News President David Westin said.

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Personal comment: What is it going to take? How many people– Iraqies and Americans– are going to have their lives altered and in some cases, destroyed altogether, before the American people wake up to the actions of this misAdministration?

What is the problem? Is it a lack of empathy? Is it a lack of imagination? Are we simply so blase and numb that we’ve forgotten that, generally for everyone, just being alive and functioning is a gift?

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5 Responses to ABC’s Woodruff seriously injured in Iraq

  1. I read recently that we have lost more reporters in the Iraq/Afghanistan conflicts than any war in history. Prayers for both Woodruff and his cameraman.

  2. KJ says:

    I truly wonder at what point the American people stand up, all by themselves, and say, “NO MORE” to Mr. Bush and his band of corrupt cronies.

    If a high-profile American, in body armor, doesn’t do it for them, who or what will?

    Wake up, America. The alarm went off YEARS AGO.

  3. KJ, I think the worm is turning. There is too much out in the open now. The shock of it and the amount of it, will eventually be overcome. ’06 is the year of the Democrats! I really feel it.

  4. janet says:

    My son’s childhood buddy (our former next door neighbors) is now over in Iraq for the third time–the third time! And he is in Fallujah again and according to an e-mail from his Mom, he is miserable. He just got there and has six months. He barely made it out of Fallujah last time; his best buddy was blown to pieces right next to him.

    This is just sick.

  5. KJ says:

    Janet, it is sick. I’m so sorry for your son’s friend, and you, who have known him for so long.

    A patient told me about his nephew and his adopted son last week… one went to Iraq, one went to Afghanistan. Both are home now, both won’t talk about what happened. The man was heart-sick that he couldn’t help the young men.

    And we don’t hear a thing over here in the US about what the Iraqi people are going through.

    Very, very sick. And then I hear Babs Bush and her “Why should I ruin my beautiful mind” statement and I no long wonder why HER son is so empathy-challenged.

    Prayers for your friend and her son, Janet.