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More Administration Perfidy

2008-08-03 10:34:26.140143+00 by andylyke 2 comments

We all know that the regime won't allow the photographing of coffins returning from Iraq/Afghanistan. "On The Media" (http://www.onthemedia.org/transcripts/2008/08/01/04) ran a piece about the only journalist who had the temerity to graphically document the cost of the war to the US soldiers. Zoriah Miller (http://www.zoriah.net/blog/2008/07/4000-us-combat.html) has been barred permanently from "embedding" with US forces for publishing photos of combat casualties.

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#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-04 09:32:37.159381+00 by: stevesh

Flag-draped coffins? Fine.

Gory images of eviscerated, *indentifiable* dead Marines made by a self-obsessed dilettante who had agreed before being embedded not to make such photos? Not so much.

The notion that the public will be outraged by such stuff and demand an end to the war? Not now, kid - "Dancing With the Stars" is on.

#Comment Re: made: 2008-08-06 15:35:41.97607+00 by: Dan Lyke

An interesting NY Times article on the politics of a U.S. Army textbook on war surgery, which brings up similar issues about showing the gore caused by war.