Sunday, June 24, 2007

IRAQ'S UNSEEN WAR: The Photos Washington Doesn't Want You To See

This is a war the Bush administration does not want Americans to see. From the beginning, the U.S. government has attempted to censor information about the Iraq war, prohibiting photographs of the coffins of U.S. troops returning home and refusing as a matter of policy to keep track of the number of Iraqis who have been killed....

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  1. If you ask me, life was WAY better when the media didn't have cameras up everyone's butts. War has always been hell, people have always died. Freedom isn't free. There is this nationwide vision that our troops are getting slaughtered over there, but when you look at the numbers since the major military operations ended it's just not the case...

    It's the same reason everyone has been stirred into a frenzy about child molesters and rapists, thought sex crime rates have dropped dramatically in recent times. Every instance becomes a story and suddenly people aren't letting their kids play in the yard any more because the neighbor could be a predator. It's just sad to see how many children are losing their innocence earlier and earlier because of being exposed to so much negatively slanted media coverage.

    I know enough to understand that this wouldn't have happen if the ratings weren't so high for this garbage and I know better than to think that I can shelter my kids from reality. However, I also know enough that I don't base my reality on what I see on the news.

  2. I think the point here is that this war so far has been made very antiseptic by the government and in doing so doesnt take more of a hit than it could. Although the last mid-term election said different (and if the newly elected dont remove their head from their ass they will eat it too).

    I agree with your opinion on the crazy knee-jerk overreactions people jump too, but that's not the fault of all media. That's the fault of the media (mainly the big 24 hour guys) that have turned news into entertainment.

  3. Oh btw, thought = though. : )

    Yes, I still do that in IM also. Is that like IT OCD?