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“The Forever War” at its Worst: Iraq


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A few quick things:

1. I actually do like the Iraqi Body Count project, but I hate how people understand and disseminate it. As I pretty clearly illustrated above, it doesn’t take all the deaths of the war into account.

2. We probably need to write more about this issue.


METT-TC-B (babies on the battlefield.)


I don’t think the Body Count project is personal enough. It’s not enough to simply hear about the destruction and the death. We’re a visual culture. We need to see it. There just isn’t enough widespread visual coverage of the loss of life. The American media fought so hard to win the privilege of photographing coffins coming home from war and we haven’t heard anything since the victory.