You’re not supposed to see this…

We all know that every picture tells a story. This is the story the Bush Administration doesn’t want told.

Since the end of the Vietnam War, presidents have worried that their military actions would lose support once the public glimpsed the remains of U.S. soldiers arriving at air bases in flag-draped caskets.

To this problem, the Bush administration has found a simple solution: It has ended the public dissemination of such images by banning news coverage and photography of dead soldiers’ homecomings on all military bases.

In March, on the eve of the Iraq war, a directive arrived from the Pentagon at U.S. military bases. “There will be no arrival ceremonies for, or media coverage of, deceased military personnel returning to or departing from Ramstein [Germany] airbase or Dover [Del.] base, to include interim stops,” the Defense Department said, referring to the major ports for the returning remains.

Here is a little reminder that everytime an American President wraps himself in the flag, some other American is also going to get wrapped in the flag, and not in the figurative sense.

(Thanks to the ReachM High Cowboy Network for the image)

TBogg

TBogg

Yeah. Like I would tell you....