A Marine’s dad speaks in the Times

Reader Robert Andrews points us to today’s Washington Times “Inside the Ring” column by Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough with this concluding note:

With Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld being criticized for letting a machine sign his name to letters of condolence, we decided to reprint parts of a letter from a Marine’s father first posted on the popular Powerlineblog. The letter was written by Mike Becker of Arizona, whose son, Joshua, is a lance corporal.
“If our son had been killed, we would have been first informed by a visit


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