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View Diary: Morning Open Thread: The Napalm Girl and Her Photographer - Then and Now (91 comments)

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  •  On the day of Bush's 2nd inauguration (11+ / 0-)

    there was a picture on the front pages of newspapers all over the world. Except here. It wasn't published here. There were actually several photos, all horrifying. It was a small girl, covered with the blood of her family, screaming. Agony. She was part of a family whose car had been shot up at one of the checkpoints. Her parents were dead, as were some of her siblings. I think maybe one or two brothers survived? I honestly don't remember the details.
    This was a mistake, of a kind that happened many times in those days vs. deliberate dropping of napalm on human beings. Of a piece with the chaos of those days when our military was tasked with policing anarchy. My heart also broke for the soldiers witnessing the horror they had wrought. My anger was for the monsters who put them there.

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