Friday, April 23, 2004
As you know, Tami Siliciowas fired from her job for the now infamous picture. Did you know her husband was fired as well? And what is the reason given for firing the husband, besides being her husband? None. Something about this whole issue stinks -- critics argue that it violates privacy which I could understand if their pictures or names were on the transfer tubes, but they are not. Each coffin is anonymous. Even the families that the Pentagon is trying to protect can't infer if their child is or is not in one of the flag draped coffins. It's not a privacy issue -- so what is it? Politics. They are afraid the real images of war will hurt Bush's popularity. I'm glad people are talking about this regardless.
People are staying home. That's alright, that's ok, we don't need your money anyway -- well, the pentagon might; only 5 billion a month being spent in Iraq and more should be requested soon.
Senator Byrd's poignant remarks -- go read them.