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While looking at some stories of mass graves at Najaf I was immediately struck by this photo. It doesnt really have much bearing on how accurate or not some of the claims of mass graves are, but interesting to observe the level of casual deceit that is now endemic in the major press agencies at all levels http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/mnt/media/image/launched/2003-05-06/w9b.jpg With caption "Still blindfolded, the skeleton of an execution victim is mute testimony to Saddam's purges. The Najaf site has yielded the remains of at least 20 people. -- REUTERS" Given the very fresh and clean nature of the blindfold after 12 years underground, not to mention the impeccable arrangement of clothing and bones its not hard to spot an obviously staged photo. Welcome to a the world of free and open press, Iraq! Welcome ____________________________________________________________ Enter for a chance to win one year's supply of allergy relief! http://ad.doubleclick.net/clk;6413623;3807821;f?http://mocda3.com/1/c/563632/125699/307982/307982 This offer applies to U.S. Residents Only _______________________________________________ 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 email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk