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Under a policy adopted in 1991, the Pentagon bars news organizations from photographing caskets being returned to the United States, saying publication of such photos would be insensitive to bereaved families. Critics say the public is being denied information by not being able to see photos of coffins coming back from Iraq.
Originally posted by Byrd
(looks like about 20 coffins)
Other news reports say that one woman was fired for taking pictures of the coffins in Kuwait:
Originally posted by COOL HAND
Why do we need to see the pics of the caskets landing at Dover if the newspapers are placing photos of the deceased in the papers?
I fail to see the difference between seeing a picture of a flag draped casket and the picture of a person that accompanies the article about how they were killed.
Don't they both show the same thing, that another service member has died for his or her country?
Originally posted by marg6043
I saw the pictures, when my husband was in desert storm (he is a retaired marine) he brougth home pictures from iraq, the pictures were from iraqis like body parts scatered all over the place. I still have them.
[Edited on 22-4-2004 by marg6043]