Friday, April 23, 2004
This photo, taken by a Defense Department contract worker in Kuwait:
got the photographer fired because DoD has a ban on all photos of our war dead returning home. DoD says the policy is meant to respect the feelings of the families, which I can understand. However, I'm not sure how respectful it is to send their children off to be killed in a questionable war in the first place.
What the photo does show is the degree of attention and honor afforded to those who lost their lives. It makes me glad to know they're being taken care of. But, jesus, there are a lot of flags in that picture.