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Old 04-23-2004, 11:45 AM   #16
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Back to the topic, the American people should have the right to see the realities of this war. It doesn't matter if you support this war or don't, it doesn't matter if you like the president or not. The White House shouldn't be upset about this photo, this is freedom of press and honestly the American people need to be reminded of this reality.
I guess the issue is respect for the families of the fallen. You can find family members who want the pictures published. You can find family members who do not want the pictures published. To which side do we err in balancing these concerns?
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I think publishing photos like these, of caskets, is a tasteful and moving way to show respect for both the soldiers and their families as well as to depict the realities of war, while showing photos of hanging charred bodies only incites hatred.
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I guess the issue is respect for the families of the fallen. You can find family members who want the pictures published. You can find family members who do not want the pictures published. To which side do we err in balancing these concerns?
I could see that if these caskets had names, but they don't.

We have always had media coverage of the deceased arriving before this, I remember watching coverage of those from the Gulf War. Why all of a sudden a change? We're just now becoming a respectful country?
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And how will you respond when the next Hillary bashing thread pops up and someone brings this up?

I have no cluse what this means. Please feel free to PM me.
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I guess the issue is respect for the families of the fallen. You can find family members who want the pictures published. You can find family members who do not want the pictures published. To which side do we err in balancing these concerns?
I don't think the White House is thinking about paying respect to the Families. That's not the issue. The W.H. is filtering out these photos because they're trying to keep up morale in the country. It's biased and it's also an election year. A disgusting way to sway opinion. Let's just hide the photos, and pretend they don't exist

That's why I like watching the BBC news. It's not biased towards any direction. They show all sides of the Iraq war, and when there's mention of the Israeli-Palestine conflict, they don't just mention the Israeli casualties, they list BOTH. Unlike the U.S. media.
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I can't believe he hasn't attended any funerals or services.

Is this really true? Anyone have any evidence to the contrary?
Why should he, and witch funeral he should he pick out whitout hurting the families of other killed soldiers. If he turned up on the funeral of my son, i would not be very happy.
I think it is a good move not to go to a funeral,.....
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I don't think the White House is thinking about paying respect to the Families. That's not the issue. The W.H. is filtering out these photos because they're trying to keep up morale in the country. It's biased and it's also an election year. A disgusting way to sway opinion. Let's just hide the photos, and pretend they don't exist
The policy regarding the photos is over 10 years old - it is not just some election year ploy.
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I don't think the White House is thinking about paying respect to the Families. That's not the issue. The W.H. is filtering out these photos because they're trying to keep up morale in the country. It's biased and it's also an election year. A disgusting way to sway opinion. Let's just hide the photos, and pretend they don't exist
The Pentagon has had a policy of banning the media from taking pictures of caskets being returned to the US since 1991. This is not something unique to this administration.


EDIT: Whoops, missed it by three minutes.
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It is a vast right-wing conspiracy.
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That was not a serious sttement. It was sarcasm...but I knew some would hold this sentiment.
I knew you were being sarcastic, just wanted to get a dig in.

This morning on the Washington Journal, military families called in and not one waas against these photos being shown.
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Ooohh hurt me...LOL
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It is a vast right-wing conspiracy.
Awww...I knew you'd finally come 'round!
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I think the planned effect will backfire. Most of the mainstream Media have hoped it would sway the American public by their speculative comments, trying to equate Iraq to Vietnam.

Contrary to their wishes most Americans do not view Iraq as Vietnam.

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Ah yes, the vast left-wing conspiracy.
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Hopefully all the conspiracies will cancel each other out and we'll see the truth.
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