If you live in the US, it is almost impossible to go a day without hearing or seeing a live update on the war in Iraq. Whether you are for or against the effort, it is clear that this confrontation has changed the way everyone views war — literally.
I must say that I am somewhat fascinated by the ability to view war correspondants riding along with US military units into battle, forging through the desert, mortar fire landing alongside (occassionally), fighting blinding sandstorms to reach their objectives. I only wish the media was not so dead-set against showing us the uncensored view of the war — too many times has history waited too long to come clean on the brutality of conflict, and each time it only shelters us even more from the actual cost of war.
That said, I could also do without the 24-hour coverage — I’m ashamed to admit I’ve done little work since the war began, spending more time glued to the TV screen (or the radio) than anything else.
I wonder what’s on CNN right now…
This item was posted byon Tuesday, March 25th, 2003.
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