Friday, June 11, 2004
So, goodbye for now.
Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Monday, May 03, 2004
"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
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
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