4,000 U.S. Deaths, and a Handful of Images.
  N.Y. Times, July 26th, 2008
  I am sorry, but the poppies still count (to me, at least; although they have a different meaning in Afghanistan; and their fields are not at all pretty).
  By Michael Kamber and Tim Arango
  BAGHDAD - The case of a freelance photographer in Iraq who was barred from covering the Marines after he posted photos on the Internet of several of them dead has underscored what some journalists say is a growing effort by the American military to control graphic images from the war.
  Zoriah Miller, the photographer who took images of marines killed in a June 26 suicide attack and posted them on his Web site, was subsequently forbidden to work in Marine Corps-controlled areas of the country. Maj. Gen. John Kelly, the Marine commander in Iraq, is now seeking to have Mr. Miller barred from all United States miltary facilities throughout the world. Mr. Miller has since left Iraq....
Some observations on Miller's work:  

His so-called work, that is (as far as I'm concerned).

Well done, General Kelly.

There is no reason I can see for such photographs to be published: for the wive's, children or parents' sake, if no one elses.

The public, themselves, cannot understand the war, and so why feed their sense of it? I, personally, will only listen to the opinion of someone who has served in the region; it is a very different world out there, and cannot be understood in a Western context....

If Joe public really want to gain that sense, then join up, and walk the streets and hills.... Watching a movie or T.V. show will not portray it....

Don't start me on the modern society's media obsession.

And, as a complete aside:  

My own observation on a discussion I heard on N.P.R. this weekend.

You discussed the clash of civilisations that is occuring between the West and Islamic worlds. It was interesting to listen to those you found to comment on the matter.... but....

....in my point-of-view, it is a clash of cultures, not civilisations.




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