Tuesday, December 07, 2004

This tics me off!!!

While surfing Blog Explosion I came accross a link to this Blog. It is a site devoted to not only the photo's of dead soldiers and Marines and their funerals but also to the absolute grotesque pictures of those injured and killed in battle. Do we really need to see this? Are we supposed to feel sorry for dead terrorists lined up on the side of the road? Does this person really believe most thinking people don't know what war is. War is horror. War is death, destruction, and disease. The only good thing about war is when it liberates the opressed from the opressors, ie... the Jews from the Nazi's, the Afghani's from the Taliban, and the Iraqi's from Saddam and his maniaical sons.

If you read the FAQ's he says he's not anti war but I don't believe him. He states that we "voted for this war. Let's see it." How un-Godly stupid of a statement is that? Again, I harken back to WWII. Congress approved that war too but do you think the American public wanted to see the pictures of the dead, twisted limbs and bodies on Omaha Beach? Did they want to see pictures of the more than 6000 Marines killed in just the first month of the battle for Iwo Jima?? No!!!

There are those that glorify war and try to make it something it's not. Those are the people that need to see what war is...the majority of American's, I believe, understand that war is evil. It doesn't need to be shoved in our face for shock value and that's what the blogger here is really after...shock value.

Using this logic I think we ought to be more forthcoming with pictures of aborted babies. Should we publish pictures of the mutilated, chemically burned, and tortured bodies of dead babies...after all, some American's support the right for a mother to hire someone to exterminate their child let's see it. Personally, I do believe that if more people actually saw pictures of what they were supporting they wouldn't support it as fervently as they do because of the shock factor.

Now some will say that I am being hypocritical, I do support showing pictures of mutilated babies who died at the hands of those who should be protecting them the fiercest but I don't support the exploitation of the dead and dying in battle. The difference here is choice and innocence. Unborn babies are the most innocent beings in the world and deserve protection from those that would do them harm and have no choice in whether or not they live or die. With the exception of the civilian casualties, especially the children (God help them that is a real tragedy) those terrorists are making a choice to confront our soldiers and Marines and they deserve whatever they get. Does anybody feel sorry for them? I believe it shows a lack of respect for our soldiers and Marines to show their dead and dying brothers in arms. Not only does it affect their morale but it affects the American publics morale.

Nobody, supporters of this war and those who don't support it, wants to lose another American life. By showing pictures like this it actually undermines the war effort. If you don't support their mission then you can't support them. That's not a popular statement with the American left but it's the truth...you can't support someone if you don't support what they're doing.


8 Comments:

At December 7, 2004 at 11:47 PM, Blogger Angie said...

Congress approved that war too but do you think the American public wanted to see the pictures of the dead, twisted limbs and bodies on Omaha Beach? Did they want to see pictures of the more than 6000 Marines killed in just the first month of the battle for Iwo Jima?? No!!! And the problem with the right is they assume what is best for ALL. Dont' assume that all americans dont' want to see the pictures just because some dont' wish to.

 
At December 8, 2004 at 5:12 PM, Blogger Arngrímur Vídalín said...

"Are we supposed to feel sorry for dead terrorists lined up on the side of the road?"

When you say terrorists, does that include the children?Because I don't recall seeing as many dead "terrorists" as I did see children.

"Terrorists" is in brackets because you can't just point to a picture of a dead arab and call him a terrorist, just because he's an arab. In fact, you don't have a clue about who he was or what he'd ever done to deserve being killed in this discusting war.

And statistics show he probably didn't deserve it.

 
At December 8, 2004 at 6:00 PM, Blogger theDuke said...

Arn,

You obviously didn't read all of my post or you would have seen this "With the exception of the civilian casualties, especially the children (God help them that is a real tragedy) those terrorists are making a choice to confront our soldiers and Marines" You must not have read that statement. And yes, I can say with a certain amount of accuracy that most of those dead arab men lined up on the side of the road were terrorists, especially if they were in Fallujah. Not from my own experience but from this Marines...please visit www.thegreenside.com and educate yourself. Read the most recent letter...

 
At December 9, 2004 at 10:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dug this, I'm not a big proponent of shocking people into anything though. Yet, I've got a few military friends who find this kind of stuff disrespectful.

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Trae
http://www.blainweb.com/pe/

 
At December 9, 2004 at 10:25 PM, Blogger Heather said...

I just wanted to say that I totally agree with you on both issues, and it was a great post! I'm enjoying your blog.
Heather
http://mommislife.blogspot.com

 
At December 9, 2004 at 10:30 PM, Blogger theDuke said...

Thanks Trae and Heather! I appreciate the nice comments.

 
At December 21, 2004 at 10:46 PM, Blogger Conor said...

I don't care if you want to see it or not. The point is not what you want. If you don't see pictures of dead, mangled bodies, then it is all to easy for war to become nothing more than the occassional headline with "2 soldiers and 15 insurgents killed" etc. War is real, and it is ugly. Those who would choose it need to be reminded of that, as much as possible, so as to avoid it as much as possible.

 
At December 21, 2004 at 11:11 PM, Blogger theDuke said...

Conor,

Where are the pictures of the tortured mangled bodies of the Iraqi's who dared tell a joke about Saddam? Where are the pictures of the mass graves and the gassed Kurds? My point is it does nothing to help our efforts in Iraq to show dead and dying Americans. Morale is a very real thing. War is terrible, and nobody actually wants war. If you think GWB actually wanted this war then you're an idiot. War is the very worst that humanity brings upon itself. I just don't happen to agree with showing our dead and dying soldiers and Marines.

 

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