Wall Street Journal, subscribed to it for a number of years. The majority of their news stories are written by Associated Press, Reuters, UPI, and other major world press news correspondents. (check the by-lines) Mr. Pearlstein, the reporter, was not a bona-fide "foreign news war correspondent." I am not taking a flippant approach to his death. I simply ask, "why?" Why volunteer to put oneself in that situation? His being Jewish naturally inflamed the Arabs who were being bombed on a daily basis for 3 months. His quest was not even for a mainline news event. Two weeks ago, the papers reported he had volunteered to go to Pakistan and he wanted to seek out some back woods Pakistani's to see what, if anything , they knew about the identities of some of the Afghans crossing the border. I simply say his death was senseless, and he made a foolish choice. He had NO business there, he wasn't trained for it, was not a combat correspondent. That said, he is now an immortal martyr...the news is filled with his death. How much have we heard of the 8-9 American army guys killed in the helicopter crash in the Phillipines a couple of days ago? Who will make martyrs of them and give their wives a couple mill? The army guys did not choose their dangerous mission.