Not always winning hearts and minds in Iraq

October 17, 2006 | By | Reply More

A site called “The Invisible American” contains links to four disturbing slideshows (about 8 to 10 minutes long each) documenting “the other side of the American Military in Iraq.” As indicated by The Invisible American, these images tell a dark and troubling story. 

I sat down to watch one of these slideshows, but I felt utterly compelled to view all four.  The slideshows consist of images gathered “from a wide array of sources including soldier blogs, photo-sharing websites, right-wing apparel websites, video game forums and other sites.”

By placing the link to these four slideshows on this site, I am not suggesting that these slideshows present the full story.  I sincerely believe that many thousands of our troops have always acted with dignity and as professionals throughout the Iraq occupation.  But I am also aware that the Bush Administration has put the members of our military into a situation that was horribly ill-thought-out, making much of the outcome entirely predictable.

These images need to be viewed to understand the full story of America in Iraq.  These images illustrate the attitude and behavior of members of our President and our military that are “far too seldom told by the mainstream media and its embedded reporters.”  They also tell the story of the disproportionate and harsh burden of the Iraq occupation that has fallen on our military families.

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Category: American Culture, Good and Evil, Iraq, Videos, War

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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