Friday, April 23, 2004

Sieg Heil (or should we just call you Comrade?)...

It appears that the Pentagon is all in a tizzy over the photos of coffins, 'Merican flags a-draped over them, bearing the bodies of US casualties in Iraq. Guess the Fox News watchers will be astounded/surprised/befuddled over this new information: many American soldiers are getting killed over there. This is censorship in a country that prides itself as being the "land of the free". Maybe they should change their name to the USSR ... the acronym isn't being used anymore. Or maybe replace the stars on the flag with tiny little swastikas.

"Quite frankly, we don't want the remains of our service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice to be the subject of any kind of attention that is unwarranted or undignified," said John Molino, a deputy undersecretary of defense.

Yeah...THAT'S why they don't want those photos published. Geez. I thought it was because they don't want the slack-jawed yokels from realizing this war ain't going so well.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm not a pacifist. I didn't necessarily agree with this "war", but I felt that if they were going to go ahead with this, they should have gone in and pacified the area...not tried to "liberate" or be somehow politically correct. In any war, your concerns are for your soldiers: not civilians, be they women and children, or rock wielding teenagers. 'Course, maybe I wouldn't make a good diplomat. But I think I would have made a great field commander. Until I was courtmartialed for insubordination.