Sunday, May 01, 2005

Pentagon doesn't like to put a face on the dead or those that honor them...

Although I personally feel that this is an unjust war and that Bush and the neo-cons in power have dishonored the country by going to war based on lies then refusing to accept any responsibility for this, I bear no grievance towards the men and women of the armed services. They have volunteered to put their life on the line in order to serve and protect this country. They have been put in a situation where they must honor their duty to serve and where they must either kill or be killed.

If the Pentagon feels that they must black out the faces of anybody, then they should black out Bush's face whenever he is shown, and not those who have given their lives, and their comrades in the Honor Guard who stand by their fallen brethren. For they have served with honor and dignity, remaining true to their commitment. It is Bush and not them that should be cloaked in a black veil of shame.

At this point, it would not surprise me in the least if the Pentagon decided to instead bury these fallen heroes in mass unmarked graves in order to save money and hide their own shame from the eyes of the world.

LA Times: Photos of War Dead Released by Pentagon

DoD link to all photos released by the Pentagon under the FOIA request.