posted on May, 1 2004 @ 12:07 PM
I tend to think that the White House's response is rather flimsy - To respect the families? I can understnad this, but they are anonymous coffins,
they are not being depcited with names, ranks, etc. Rather, they are portayals of war. As much as a portrayal of war, though, are the pictures of the
US Citizens - contractors, that is - who were brutally murdered and burned in Fallujah.
Didn't much see those pictures around, either - though probably because (and here's the liberal bias coming in) the media seems to portray the Iraqi
war as a war which is killing babies, and a people who love Americans. Fact is (and granted, I should hope it's the minority), most Iraqi's jsut
think this is "out of the frying pan and into the fire" - out goes Hussein, in comes the US of A.
Additionally, during the Vietnam war, there was continual footage of the return of our nation's dead and wounded. If you ask me, this is a necessary
part of our media; it is America's sons and daughters who are being killed in this war. Whether this war was justified is not the question, it is a
question of what the public should know.
Now, those who are claiming that it's important to show these coffins are also those who gnashed their teeth when Bush produced the campaign
advertisement with 1-2 s clip of a flag-raped coffin from the World Trade Center. Again, a double standard....Just thought I'd throw that bone in
It seems that the administration right now is one of the most secretive there have ever been in United States history - Hell, I'm a republican and
I'm readly to oust Bushie on the next go-around. The population seems to suffer from an instant-gratification mindset, and the issues surrounding
much of the wartime rhetoric require much sifting and thinking - it is a complex issue. Altogether, though, the public seems quick to glom onto
whatever is the fastest and easiet.