Two years after the war started. Ten paragraphs into the story, the Times gives us the reason:
If the two soldiers had one thing in common, it was their determination to join the Army and fight in Iraq, believing it to be the right thing to do. It is a message they tried to impress on their families, who worried incessantly about phantom snipers and hidden bombs.
Tucker must have succeeded. Go see what his dad had to say on the Today show this morning.
The boss is waiting for Abu-Ghraib-levels of hysteria from the saints of perpetual outrage over the killings of the two soldiers. Meanwhile, Geraghty and JPod take shots at Sullivan’s descent into hitherto unplumbed depths of moral equivalence. A picture’s worth a thousand words, boys.