WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGERY
I guess Obama not releasing Bin Laden's death photos is a good thing. It does seem, though, that for a nation at war we have a pretty weak stomach. For going on ten years now people have been dying and suffering grievous injury from our war on terror, or as Borat called it, our war of terror. Maybe if more of us got to see what it looks like when someone is shot through the head, or severely burned by high explosives, or mutilated by shrapnel, we might finally, as a nation, ask some hard questions about why we are fighting in Central Asia and elsewhere. Below are some photographs which, along with OBL's death pictures, most Americans don't want to see.
And then there's this, a photo which was passed around like a baseball card by some of our troops in Afghanistan. War is ugly, and it ruins everything it touches, and maybe we need to stop hiding from that ugliness and acknowledge our role in it.