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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Mathew Brady use to go out and arrange the dead bodies for aesthetic reasons:

    antietam2.jpg

    So what is the difference?

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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Mathew Brady use to go out and arrange the dead bodies for aesthetic reasons:

    antietam2.jpg

    So what is the difference?

    "Journalists" are allowed to be disrespectful?


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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Mathew Brady use to go out and arrange the dead bodies for aesthetic reasons:

    antietam2.jpg

    So what is the difference?
    Winston, the difference is that he didn't have about 3 billion people on the Internet ragging on his ass for doing it.

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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by muciti View Post
    I dont eat steak, but even so, how is that relevant?
    A body is a body. In this case, a body belonging to someone that killed himself. What these guys did was distasteful and nothing more.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Again, I think you are either confused, or conflating purposely to mitigate the media's culpability in the deaths of American troops. The LAtimes is also not going to be in any position to mead out judgement on these soldiers, and they were asked by the Pentagon to not publish the photos in consideration of possible backlash within theatre.

    Now, unless you are one of those that believes that a couple of jack asses in any particular unit acting like jack asses is reason that another soldier in another unit should lose their life over this, then I would have to say that the media is keeping up a stupid policy of undermining the safety of our own troops once again. Remember, no one said that a story couldn't be written about the incident, just that the actual pics have no journalistic value.

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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Again, I think you are either confused, or conflating purposely to mitigate the media's culpability in the deaths of American troops. The LAtimes is also not going to be in any position to mead out judgement on these soldiers, and they were asked by the Pentagon to not publish the photos in consideration of possible backlash within theatre.

    Now, unless you are one of those that believes that a couple of jack asses in any particular unit acting like jack asses is reason that another soldier in another unit should lose their life over this, then I would have to say that the media is keeping up a stupid policy of undermining the safety of our own troops once again. Remember, no one said that a story couldn't be written about the incident, just that the actual pics have no journalistic value.

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    I can agree with the fact that the LA Times probably shouldn't have published the pics. But the larger issue is that the pics were taken.

    Sounds like you agree that the soldiers who took the pics were jackasses. Good to hear.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Mathew Brady use to go out and arrange the dead bodies for aesthetic reasons:

    antietam2.jpg

    So what is the difference?
    Who says there is one? Also I don't know the background behind these bodies. They may have been arranged to hide the brutality, the faces, or put this way to ease them into a mass grave.

    What we do know is there is noone standing there mocking these guys and holding them up like a trophy for a picture.

    I dont know if there is a difference, but like I said before, you cant justify somoenes actions by pointing to the actions of another.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I just find it odd that you seem to blame everyone but the people who do this. Where is that famed personal responsibility?

    Those soldiers will face their responsibility through the strict standards of the UCMJ. That is not the LAtimes place.

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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    A body is a body. In this case, a body belonging to someone that killed himself. What these guys did was distasteful and nothing more.
    It was distasteful, disrespectful and an embarrassment to the United States military.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Those soldiers will face their responsibility through the strict standards of the UCMJ. That is not the LAtimes place.

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    If they are held accountable then I will be happy.

    What I think is being argued is some people are claiming these guys did no wrong.
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