Thursday, September 29, 2005

Dealing in Death

Web site: U.S. troops traded Iraq photos for porn access
No evidence of felony, Army says


From Barbara Starr
CNN Washington Bureau
Wednesday, September 28, 2005; Posted: 1:54 p.m. EDT (17:54 GMT)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. Army is investigating reports that troops took photographs of dead Iraqis and traded them to a pornographic Web site in return for access to that site, Army sources said Wednesday...

Given the reluctance of the American government and most media to show the corpses of the war's victims, and the inclination of the American public to change the channel if they do, there is something horribly appropriate about the way these soldiers and that site came to equate cadavers and pornography. -- CD
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