Why does it seem that Tim Russerts life was more important than those who died in Iraq, Viet nam, Korea?

Tim was another draft-dodger like bill clinton, sly stalone and a host of other political hacks living off the work of Americans. Why should he be honored for asking questions that did not solve any problems in this country?
Update: agility man: lot of truth in your answer but the fact is Russert was not non-biased and his liberalism shone through with a passion. I guess only saps like myself got drafted and went to Viet Nam and suffered but you know what I would be ashamed to this day if i had avoid the destiny of Viet Nam.
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