Monday, May 02, 2005

Learning from the Past

Mikaela says:
Carlos Cortez, the so-called "Soapbox Artist" from Chicago -- famous for his pro-union posters -- created this print during the Vietnam War. The image formed a powerful anti-war statement that managed to honor those who gave their lives for their country while still raising the question of why this country sent them to die. The government learned a lesson: It is precisely these kinds of questions that the Pentagon hopes to avoid by banning all photos of Iraqi soldiers killed in action coming home. If the Pentagon believes in "historical accounting," why are they banning us from learning a different lesson from history? Posted by Hello