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    None of the four items listed above involved hostile foreigners killing Americans.  Although I agree they were very effective images in turning public opinion.

    The body bags were very effective, but somehow they're more somber...more likely to provoke grief than anger and the desire to retaliate.

    I'm somewhat torn on this issue, and I wouldn't censor the images.  We're talking about what's appropriate, not what's legal.  I do remember during Somalia, some of the average joe population reacted with "what are we doing fighting somebody else's war?" while the other half wanted to kill em all.  Neither reaction is good policy or good values.
    But that's what you get when the media does the PT Barnum bit under the cloak of self-righteousness.  

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