Thursday, November 02, 2006

It matters who you're married to I guess

So there has been an American Reserve Soldier taken hostage recently and hey, what better way to get it some attention than to make a headline that reads: "U.S. confirms soldier married an Iraqi."

When you read further, one quickly learns the soldier is an Iraqi-American reservist who works as a translator and secretly married an Iraqi woman 1 year ago.

Why who the kidnapped man is married to makes a difference is beyond me, but I hope the "negotiators" don't let it hinder their job of bargaining for his release since, after all, Ahmed Qusai al-Taayie is still an American citizen. And we the Republic are big on supporting our troops.

What should matter is if his new wife is at least over the age of 18, but the military tends to ignore those kind of issues.