"Publishing them first was a questionable call.One more thing, when our countrymen's bodies were defiled by savages in the streets of Somalia and Iraq we didn't riot. We didn't burn embassies. We didn't kill innocent people. We didn't even rain vengeance down on those responsible.
But publishing them now is not.
Now it’s not commentary, it’s news. These cartoons are the root of an international incident which is costing people their lives every day. Relations across the world are shaken by these cartoons.
And it only makes sense that people – American people – be allowed to see those cartoons, if only to be better able to judge the propriety – or impropriety – of the worldwide Muslim response. Basic news judgment indicates that we ought to be able to see what all the fuss is about. ...
"Is there a double standard at play here, which puts Muslim sensibilities above the responsibility of the free press? Do the networks care more about Muslims than they do viewers? Is this political correctness, another kissing of the Muslim backside?
Or is this outright cowardice? Are the American news organizations just spineless? Do they fear being targeted by Muslim protests or Muslim terrorism? Are their principles so cheap that they can be sold over some silly editorial cartoons?
It seems so."
Retired from the US Air Force after more than 20 years of service. Now working as a contractor for various government agencies.