This was a very well-written story and very factual. Colin Powell was quoted and Khan's tombstone appeared in the New Yorker magazine. This story supported Powell's decision to vote for Obama. The only issue here is that Joe the Plumber does not really have much to do with this soldier- Kareem Khan. Joe the plumber has to do with Obama taxing the middle class, while this story has to do with a young Muslim soldier, valiantly giving up his life for this country.