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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 12:45 PM
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Iraq's Unseen War (link contains graphic matl):
This article was found at www.watchingamerica.com

IRAQ'S UNSEEN WAR

The Photos Washington Doesn't Want You To See

By Gary Kamiya

The grim reality of Iraq rarely appears in the American press. A photo gallery reveals the war's horrible human toll.

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. President Bush has yet to attend a single funeral of a soldier killed in Iraq. snip

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To be sure, this see-no-evil approach is neither surprising nor new. With the qualified exception of the Vietnam War, when images of body bags appeared frequently on the nightly news, American governments have always tightly controlled images of war. There is good reason for this. In war, a picture really is worth a thousand words. No story about a battle, no matter how eloquent, possesses the raw power of a photograph. And when it comes to war's ultimate consequences -- death and suffering -- there is simply no comparison: a photo of a dead man or woman has the capacity to unsettle those who see it, sometimes forever. The bloated corpses photographed by Mathew Brady after Antietam remain in the mind, their puffy, shocked faces haunting us like an obscene truth almost 150 years after the soldiers were cut down.
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http://service.spiegel.de/cache/international/0,1518,37...
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 02:10 PM
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1. The reality on the ground in Iraq is probably one of the best
kept (from the American public) secrets in recent memory. The American press has been suppressing news that should have been reported since the beginning of this invasion and occupation.

The only way we, the people, can see what our government is doing comes from foreign press.

CAUTION - THE NEXT TWO LINKS CONTAIN GRAPHIC PICTURES OF VIOLENCE:

http://crisispictures.org/news/newspictures/mideast /

Some of our wounded soldiers:
http://www.thememoryhole.org/war/wounded/gallery.htm
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 02:25 PM
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2. Hi, uhc; as gruesome as some of these
pix are, I think it's important that people see them. I wish there was some way to introduce them to all the pro-war advocates; they might change their tune.
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