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The unbearable Mickey-ness of Kaus

Submitted without comment, Mickey:

Impolite question: Not that it would have made everything all right, or even partially right, but why didn’t our generals or their subordinates ban photographs,to forestall the propaganda debacle that has now taken place? That would have shown some understanding of how modern information technology can help fuel global Al Qaeda-like hatred. It’s been been suggested that the photographs were a part of the intended humiliation and “softening up.” But even if you wanted to humiliate–which I’m not advocating!–surely there are ways to do that that don’t also risk humiliating the U.S. around the world. How much incremental benefit did the photos add? (You could have had flash bulbs pop without actually taking pictures, even.) …

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Yeah. Like I would tell you....