Sunday, June 17, 2007

A Picture Says A Thousand Words

Every war has its defining picture. Vietnam's is often Philip Jones' naked children running down the street. The photograph's strength overcomes the enormous pressures of history that could possibly suck it dry. This image is enduring and it continues to be revived and reviled to this day.

I wonder.........what will be the picture from the Iraq war? What will be the picture that says a thousand words, that tells the story of our heroic efforts to liberate the Iraqis? How about this one. Have you seen this one????? with the man standing on a box? in a hood? with electrodes connected to his fingers?

Seymour Hersch has written a new article about the investigation into Abu Gharib. I encourage any decent individual to read it, as it sheds light on the horrible conditions at the prison. Excerpts:

"I learned from Taguba[the General in charge of the investigation, who testified before Congress] that the first wave of materials included descriptions of the sexual humiliation of a father with his son...."

"At that point, Taguba recalled, “I described a naked detainee lying on the wet floor, handcuffed, with an interrogator shoving things up his rectum, and said, ‘That’s not abuse. That’s torture."


Blogger Josh the Hippie Killer said...

Mr. Liberty,

In the picture that you linked to this post, we can clearly make out the CBS "Eye" Logo in the lower right-hand corner.

Next time you should consider the sensitivities of the images that you link to in your posts, especially in respect to the way that you might unfairly link major American corporations to such despicable actions.

"Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves."

8:58 AM  

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