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  •  As a photographer (none)
    I can tell you categorically that the idea that the war being "far flung" has anything to do with the lack of published photos is pure unadulterated BULLSHIT.

    I could take a digital photo in the Burmese jungle and have it in New York in about three minutes.  The technology is so easy to use and so pervasive as to make this argument laughable.

    The only thing "far flung" about this war is the outrageous pandering by the US press to the propaganda goals of the Bush administration.

    "You may experience episodes of explosive amnesia."

    by redcloud54 on Sun May 22, 2005 at 03:05:37 PM PDT

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    •  I think your misreading the meaning of far-flung (none)
      It is wide ranging nonspecific battlefield. One where attacks erupt in disparate locations without warning (and mostly IED roadside bombings, etc.)

      Not that it is overseas or in a country that is unduly remote.

      cheers,

      Mitch Gore

      Nobody will change America for you, you have to work to make it happen

      by Lestatdelc on Sun May 22, 2005 at 11:10:17 PM PDT

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      •  Ah, I get it (none)
        I see your point.  

        Even so, Vietnam was similarly disjunctive, yet acres of photos made it out of there.  The Bush suppression of photos of flag-draped coffins tells the story of the coverage for me.

        "You may experience episodes of explosive amnesia."

        by redcloud54 on Sun May 22, 2005 at 11:17:16 PM PDT

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