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An valid point made in Charley Reese's article for today on whether to show or not show images:- Full article: - Ambivalence Of War CharleyReese http://reese.king-online.com/Reese_20030404/index.php - -It is not the job of journalists to protect the sensitivities of people or to participate in American propaganda. Those ugly pictures of young Americans, their faces mutilated by bullets and shrapnel, are the true face of war. That's what war is: death, mutilation and destruction. Why hide from Americans what they wanted? The polls say 70 percent or more support war. Well, you should be willing to look at what you support — all of it, not just a censored, prettified version of it.--- --Politicians start wars, and I no longer trust American politicians to do the right thing. In fact, I'm 95 percent certain that a majority of them will do the wrong thing. They waste precious American lives and think they can get away with it by uttering that awful cliché "our heart goes out to ..." What the hell does that mean? Whether your heart goes out or stays in isn't going to the ease the pain of loss, restore life or heal the mutilated. After you've sent young people to war, it's too late to be sorry when they get killed.--- _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email firstname.lastname@example.org All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk