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Dying for your country no longer warrants a picture in the paper. Ban on pictures of the coffins of soliders killed in Iraq.
posted by spazzm (12 comments total)

 
That's supposed to be 'soldiers'. Sorry.
posted by spazzm at 9:00 AM on October 23, 2003


Um... not a double post or anything, but didn't we just go over all this?
posted by soyjoy at 9:12 AM on October 23, 2003


Oops. My bad, please delete.
posted by spazzm at 9:18 AM on October 23, 2003


I'd say keep it, even if there is no further discussion (fat chance of that, BTW). Out of respect for the families, you know.
posted by magullo at 9:47 AM on October 23, 2003


Perhaps someone enterprising could do an art exhibit: nicely framed photographs of all 320 someodd and rising dead soldiers in one place. That might put a "human" face on the thing. Such an exhibit easily travels. Set it up in any mall in the country on a weekend, with a big sign saying something like "Please show respect for these soldiers killed in the line of duty in Iraq."
posted by ilsa at 10:10 AM on October 23, 2003


ilsa, here is a start.
posted by thomcatspike at 11:15 AM on October 23, 2003


Thanks thom. That is a good start.
posted by ilsa at 11:26 AM on October 23, 2003


When the AIDS Quilt was started, it was to help publicize the disease Reagan refused to mention. What kind of shit is it that now our troops need the same sort of thing?

Dissing troops, dead or alive, is a great way to make the Republic fall.
posted by Goofyy at 11:01 PM on October 23, 2003


Hm. I guess this would have turned out to be more of a flamewar if I had mentioned Bush in the title.
posted by spazzm at 1:03 AM on October 24, 2003


Not necessary, spazzm. But it has already been done here, in a couple of places. Your search for fire will have to seek for some small spot that has something left to burn.
posted by taz at 5:32 AM on October 24, 2003


Can't I rub two sticks together?
posted by spazzm at 5:52 AM on October 24, 2003


Hm. I guess this would have turned out to be more of a flamewar if I had mentioned Bush in the title.

Well, if it's any consolation, "Bush Lied--People Died" is going strong...expect to see it a lot as the election gets nearer. This hiding of the bodies and wounded will get harder as the counts go up (unfortunately).
posted by amberglow at 6:00 AM on October 24, 2003


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