why AP published photo of slain marine

@mama_bear (1124)
Canada
September 4, 2009 7:16pm CST
mylotters, it is with great sadness that i post this discussion over here. as i have mentioned before, even though i do not support the war in the middle east, i do support our troops. so i was reading this article that really saddened me and i would like to know what your thoughts are, there is some graphic pictures so open if you feel up to it, i will post the link here: www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32693503/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/ i want to know that if you think that AP was wrong to do this, they went against the wishes of the family and the secretary of defence. i think that this shows the price of war that is being paid by all those souls out there, and i think that it is important for the world at large to see the gritty reality of it. when you hear about war from a distance, you are strangely unaffected until you see something like this. please let me know your thoughts.
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@glistar (127)
• United States
7 Sep 09
I don't think AP was wrong in posting the picture of the marine dying despite having the secretary of defense request them not to, because I always feel the government is trying paint a prettier picture of the war in the middle east. However, I do think it's uncalled for when the family asked AP to withhold the photo because it makes their pain that much worse knowing their loss is displayed to the public. But hey, "if it bleeds, it leads". I'm not for the war, but I too support the troops and hope they come home safely. Although graphic images containing violence are uncomfortable to see, I value them for the raw view of the war. There are no lies, no cover ups, just life for someone in that moment regardless if it's pretty or not. Thank you for making this discussion, would of never had seen the picture. Not saying I'm a fan of it or anything, but I still think it's an important image showing the negative aspect of this war we're so entrenched in.
@mama_bear (1124)
• Canada
9 Sep 09
i agree with you there, maybe it will mobilize people and make them take to the streets to say that this is not okay at all. kids are dying out there and for what. for bush and his dad causing a ruckus in order to get the oil, it is all crap really. when does it end, how much longer will this war be going on for, how many more need to die? when do we say enough, where do we draw that line?