Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Yon's photography honored by Time

Michael Yon has a dispatch up about one of his pictures being honored by Time as a top photo of the year. This is the image of Major Beiger cradling the mortally wounded Iraqi girl, Farah, in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in May 2005. This was the incident where the scumbag trailed members of the Deuce Four with his car bomb and waited until children had gathered around the US Humvees before plowing into them. Beiger scooped the girl up rather than wait for the medics to come to him and tried to get her to the medical teams in time. He failed. It is one of the most poigniant images of the war.

Congrats, Michael. You earned it.