Friday, June 11, 2004

Take five... 

OK so this blog hasn't been updated in almost a month. We're going on indefinite hiatus until the bloggers decide to put more time into this little here project. UN Notebook archive will however continue to be updated. (7/1/04: new link here)

So, goodbye for now.











Tuesday, May 18, 2004

remember when...? 

Whatever happened to the Iraq Stabilization Group that was supposed to run the reconstruction from the White House?

Monday, May 03, 2004

War President: tribute or satire? 

This was just too intriguing to pass up. It's a mosaic made of pictures of casualties (US and Coalition) from Iraq.

"War President" by American Leftist

As the author says:
I'd also like to point out that 'War President' is an image. It is not a textual statement or rhetorical argument. An image is like an empty room and any message that one reads in that room necessarily came in the baggage one carried when one walked in the door. If I made a mosaic of George Washington composed of images of the American dead from the revolution, would viewers likely take that image as an indictment of Washington? I submit that they would not. It would be viewed as a monument to the dead and a celebration of a great leader, a somewhat maudlin monument maybe but surely not offensive. The fact that 'War President' is not viewed such a manner is not due to any intrinsic property of 'War President' but lies somewhere else.

Full explanatory note here.

Higher resolution images available here and here. Source images from CNN.

Saturday, May 01, 2004

The Fallen 

From last night's Nightline:

US Casualties, March - May, 2003
US Casualties, June - August, 2003
US Casualties, September - December, 2003
US Casualties, January - April, 2004

Thursday, April 22, 2004

What the government would prefer you don't see 

AP photo from 2002 of a US casualty coming home

The picture that got a defense contractor employee fired

Fallen GIs return unseen, Newsday, 4/19/04

Images of war dead a sensitive subject, Seattle Times, 4/22/04

Woman loses her job over coffins photo, Seattle Times, 4/22/04

Powerful photograph offered chance to tell an important story, Seattle Times, 4/22/04

The somber task of honoring the fallen, Seattle Times, 4/21/04

The 361 Dover AFB photos obtained under a FOIA request, from The Memory Hole

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

UPDATE: UN Notebook archives 

Remember last year when I began to archive Barbara Crossette's UN Notebook columns from UN Wire? I'm still doin' it. Now go read, dammit.

Thursday, April 01, 2004

work here 


the contractors 


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