Hat tip to NewsMax.
Old Media is trying to release pictures of dead and dying GIs. They only want to try this when a Republican is President. They never seemed to care when Clinton was using the military. The act of blocking photos has gone back to FDR and World War II.
Michele McNally, New York Times director of photography, concurred, observing: "War kills men, women and children, and we would be remiss if we couldn't in some way show that this is what happens in war. ... It's our responsibility to bear witness to these events."
Are there any people in the country who do not know the consequence of war? Are there any people who actually believe that people don't die in a war? We don't need to see dead soldiers to understand what happens during battle.
Clearly, the Old Media want Bush and the US Military to suffer defeat. This quote is telling:
...veteran war photographer Chris Hondros told the Times. "I think if we are going to start a war, we ought to be willing to show the consequences of that war."
His bias that we started the war shows his motivation. Any rational person can look up the 12 years of UN efforts (or lack thereof) to get Saddam to back down. He chose not to. He chose to attack our fighters daily. We finally called his bluff. We ended the war.
Our fighting men and women are the best-equipped, best-trained, bravest troops on the planet. Let's show them and their families the respect they deserve. Keep blocking the photos.