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Doubtfully. Alfheim - 23/04/2004 12:49:38 PM

Personally, I don't have a problem with it. I know that in war, Americans are going to die. The price of freedom isn't free...and to date, it's America who is paying the highest price in trying to free another nation. We know that Americans are dying...the media makes sure of this fact. In my thinking, seeing a picture of a flag draped coffin would drive the point home just that much more...that men and women are dying in the line of duty.

But here's the thing, and why I see the wisdom in not letting the pictures go public. Someone out there, in the name and the call of "Free Speech" would desecrate that picture. They would use it in such a way as to desicrate the reason for why they died, to cast doubt that they were fighting for something that mattered...Their Nation.

Let's remember ladies and gentlemen...those soldiers are not victims of war...they are casualties. They died in the service of their nation. The fact that they died is not disregarded in the least, but instead it's remembered and honored. There are those out there who would take that cherished memory and that honor and dirty it. They can do this with words, but words are forgotten...immages are not.

So you're saying you agree with censoring over a possibility? As well, I can't imagine how exactly someone would take pictures of coffins and desecrate or dis-honour them. Or why. Instead of letting people have their free speech you wish to restrict it because you don't like the possibilities it might allow for.

Fascinating.



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Asking for your opinion on war dead photos - 23/04/2004 08:21:38 AM 276 Views
No, I agree with you... - 23/04/2004 08:32:25 AM 37 Views
ummmmm....what's the problem? - 23/04/2004 08:46:15 AM 32 Views
no problem - 23/04/2004 08:54:32 AM 37 Views
ummm........ - 23/04/2004 09:02:46 AM 28 Views
to add one thing..... - 23/04/2004 09:12:15 AM 23 Views
I did.. I agreed with you. - 23/04/2004 09:22:48 AM 25 Views
Re: no problem - 23/04/2004 09:08:12 AM 25 Views
Re: no problem - 23/04/2004 09:13:25 AM 18 Views
Re: no problem - 23/04/2004 09:34:03 AM 21 Views
How many soldiers? *NM* - 23/04/2004 09:39:24 AM 5 Views
Re: How many soldiers? - 23/04/2004 09:49:06 AM 17 Views
850 I believe. - 23/04/2004 05:34:53 PM 9 Views
I'll answer as well, seeing as every one else is - 23/04/2004 09:50:56 AM 21 Views
It is baffling. - 23/04/2004 10:21:37 AM 18 Views
Very much so - 23/04/2004 10:24:38 AM 16 Views
Extremely so - 23/04/2004 10:32:09 AM 16 Views
The reason is simple. - 23/04/2004 10:18:46 AM 20 Views
It affects me... - 24/04/2004 01:50:29 AM 4 Views
Hmmm... - 23/04/2004 10:05:35 AM 21 Views
well - 23/04/2004 10:19:11 AM 13 Views
Yes - 23/04/2004 10:29:07 AM 12 Views
It's this sort of reminder... - 23/04/2004 11:38:56 AM 9 Views
Re: well - 23/04/2004 11:55:19 AM 11 Views
Re: well - 23/04/2004 11:58:27 AM 7 Views
Re: well - 23/04/2004 02:48:32 PM 8 Views
Re: well - 24/04/2004 05:29:03 AM 6 Views
American politics is world politics. It affects the world. - 23/04/2004 05:32:05 PM 6 Views
I agree : censorship - 23/04/2004 08:59:23 AM 15 Views
I am also baffled... - 23/04/2004 08:59:37 AM 16 Views
Sticking one's head in the sand. - 23/04/2004 09:17:52 AM 12 Views
Most likely... - 23/04/2004 10:03:58 AM 14 Views
They showed Diana dying. - 23/04/2004 10:16:00 AM 24 Views
What did they show of Diana? - 23/04/2004 02:10:37 PM 9 Views
This may be controversal...it may not. - 23/04/2004 12:32:41 PM 29 Views
Doubtfully. - 23/04/2004 12:49:38 PM 16 Views
And - 23/04/2004 12:53:46 PM 11 Views
Oh, and also. - 23/04/2004 12:56:18 PM 11 Views
That sounds like a very right wing speech, justifying anything - 23/04/2004 12:59:45 PM 16 Views
That's because it is one. - 23/04/2004 01:04:10 PM 12 Views
I agree - 23/04/2004 02:50:01 PM 9 Views
I don't think you can prejudge what families would think - 23/04/2004 03:26:05 PM 15 Views
I think its been policy since WWI *NM* - 23/04/2004 11:02:47 PM 2 Views
Seeing those coffins makes me more likely - 23/04/2004 04:29:39 PM 8 Views
I agree with you. That's a very transparent excuse for censorship. *NM* - 23/04/2004 05:26:25 PM 2 Views
The photos can be viewed both ways, I know that. - 23/04/2004 05:29:26 PM 11 Views
They are trying to hide the cost (and horror) of war - 24/04/2004 06:46:42 AM 4 Views