Saturday, October 08, 2005

The face of war

From Reason

If you can stand to search for it in the melted flesh of the boy’s back, you may find the reason why all governments try to conceal the human costs of war. Even on those rare occasions when the cause is unambiguously just, such images represent a blurred, nightmare landscape in which easy patriotism disappears.
Click the link to see the graphic image referenced in the above quote.


John Lombard said...

Because Reason is packed with shameless hacks, the phrase "cause is unambiguously just" is supposed to evoke in the mind their readers the image of Iraq. This is just another example of the appropriation of World War 2 to marshall support for an evil political agenda.

Hume's Ghost said...

I don't know, they might think the cause is just in Iraq (and I might be inclined to agree with them, but they've had plenty of articles that are critical of the administration's war in Iraq. Regardless, they're right about why gov't is reluctant to allow people to see images like this.

HM2 Viking said...

I linked your page to my blogroll. I like your stuff.

Hume's Ghost said...

Thanks, Pete.