This has been an on-going story for the last 24 hours. On CNN (TV version) they quoted someone complaining that they didn’t think it was appropriate for children to see pictures of a dead person on the front page of the local newspaper, as if our freedom of information must now be restricted to the level of a third grader.
So after killing the guy in a raid, they are concerned that releasing pictures might actually inflame tensions. Excuse the hell out of me, but compared to killing the guy, releasing the pictures seems pretty friggin’ trival from the moral perspective.
In a world where pictures of a naked women is considered the equivalent of rape, this fits in quite well.
What really galls me is the arrogant position permeating this debate that American’s need to be shielded from the gruesome truth for their own good. In my humble opinion, if we don’t have the fortitude to see what they’ve done, then they probably had no business doing it.
[Posted by Dave Krueger]