posted on Jun, 26 2006 @ 08:59 PM
is right that the reason (above all other excuses) why the government suppresses these images is because it would weaken still further
the weak support for this war. They can't afford a functional democracy; if they could they would never have made it dysfunctional by lying to us so
much about this war from the begining.
is right that showing these pictures does little more than to make us aware of the suffering this is exactly why they would make
people more against the war as a it would be harder to forget-ignore.
may be right about some insurgents deliberately causing that sort of misery. But it is our invasion that has unleashed all of
It doesn't really matter who's causing it deliberately when you remember that under Saddam there was no civil war, only what many call
relative stability and order.
Whatever people say or make up about Saddam (e.g. the human paper shredder story was made up) the fact is people knew where they stood and the country
wasn’t on the way to becoming a satellite of Iran ether.
Furthermore whilst just about every Iraqi is united in hating those terrorists who blow up (people like Islamic worshipers in Mosques) the same is
hardly true for those who attack our coalition troops…
Maybe you can hardly blame them when (as this past poll shows) our occupation is a hated occupation; and when you remember that it’s U.S (and not
Iraqi deaths) the U.S leadership counts
. A bit like the pictures I have another piece of information: (according to the U.S) Gulf War One killed
100,000 (conscripted) men. God only knows what it was this time but it’s hardly another mere 50,000 of these pictures is it? People can say
“pictures like that don’t affect me” but is that because of Hollywood or the reality of war being close to mind?
That said I suppose the government has a point if we all got see the consequences of paying our taxes there would be a shortage of mental health
I suppose we can call some of those pictures “progress”. After all that is what part of progress in war is; just as man spends thousands of years
trying to cure himself from diseases its only the calculating insanity of war that can give birth to something like bio warfare by reversing it. We
make cars safer; similar engineers will do the same to make missiles penetrate deeper. Not such a bad if its defence; the disgrace is that’s not
what Iraq is; hence these pictures will always be effective, especially when more of the lies of our leaders become unstuck.