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Dom Heffner
12-29-2005, 09:40 PM
What an incredibly stupid thing to do. He probably just earned a scholarship to journalism school, though.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10643329/

alex trevino
12-29-2005, 11:40 PM
What an incredibly stupid thing to do. He probably just earned a scholarship to journalism school, though.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10643329/

Really stupid! But the kids has gonads. I think he will make a fine journalist in a few years.

RBA
12-29-2005, 11:58 PM
“There is a struggle in Iraq between good and evil, between those striving for freedom and liberty and those striving for death and destruction,” he wrote.

He has many things to learn. Only simpletons see things in black and white. This isn't about good versus evil.

Dom Heffner
12-30-2005, 12:44 AM
He has many things to learn. Only simpletons see things in black and white. This isn't about good versus evil.

I agree RBA, but this kid has some brass ones. That's what I was amazed about.

Redsland
12-30-2005, 12:05 PM
If his parents are like mine, it's a good thing he snuck off to Iraq and not to his girlfriend's house.

:)

GAC
12-30-2005, 01:57 PM
If he were my kid I'd ground him and take away his video games for a month. ;)

creek14
12-30-2005, 01:57 PM
Gesh, the best I could ever do was sneak off to Oklahoma for a basketball game when I was in college in Illinois.

My parents said "Don't you drive your car to Oklahoma!!"

So I had my friends drive - I just rode along. :devil:

fielder's choice
12-31-2005, 08:15 PM
He has many things to learn. Only simpletons see things in black and white. This isn't about good versus evil.

I guess you've been there too?

KronoRed
12-31-2005, 08:17 PM
Yes he has.

captainmorgan07
01-01-2006, 12:32 AM
now this takes some guts to go that far without telling ur parents lol

Unassisted
01-01-2006, 01:41 AM
He seems to have had access to a whole bunch of money to have pulled this off, too. I just can't imagine giving a high school kid unbridled access to the over $1000 that he spent getting to Baghdad. Since he had threatened to make the trip, it seems to me like his parents could have prevented it from happening by hiding his passport.

I'm just having trouble working up any sympathy for the parents in this case.

GAC
01-01-2006, 05:21 AM
If it were my kid, he'd try to drive to Baghdad! :lol:

GAC
01-01-2006, 05:21 AM
If it were my kid, he'd be on Mapquest looking for the directions to drive to Baghdad! :lol:

RBA
01-01-2006, 12:21 PM
He seems to have had access to a whole bunch of money to have pulled this off, too. I just can't imagine giving a high school kid unbridled access to the over $1000 that he spent getting to Baghdad. Since he had threatened to make the trip, it seems to me like his parents could have prevented it from happening by hiding his passport.

I'm just having trouble working up any sympathy for the parents in this case.

Doesn't it just not add up? Something smells to me. You don't suppose his parents were in on it? Book/Movie Deal? And how does an airline let a minor on an flight (an international flight to the middle east) without parental consent?

Unassisted
01-01-2006, 01:55 PM
Doesn't it just not add up? Something smells to me. You don't suppose his parents were in on it? Book/Movie Deal? And how does an airline let a minor on an flight (an international flight to the middle east) without parental consent?You're probably right. Whatever happens, I'm sure we haven't heard the last of this.

The fact that dad used connections and set him up with an escorted tour, since he was already there, really lends credence to what you suggest. The story he will have to tell will be much more salable than it would have been if he'd been whisked home right after showing up at the Associated Press office.