Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither, and lose both.
-- Benjamin Franklin

Don’t let them know what is going on….

From CNN:

SEATTLE, Washington (AP) — A cargo worker whose photograph of flag-draped coffins bearing the remains of U.S. soldiers was published on a newspaper’s front page was fired by the military contractor that employed her.

Tami Silicio, 50, was fired Wednesday by Maytag Aircraft Corp. after military officials raised “very specific concerns” related to the photograph, said William L. Silva, Maytag president. The photo was taken in Kuwait.

Does this surprise anyone? The news media has been the bush-leaguers’ lapdog all along. The pentagon is carefully controlling casualty figure releases (only every few days, not day by day) and the gory details are banned from the news.

I dream of a campaign ad: In one corner are the pictures of all these coffins, in another are the names of the dead scrolling by, in a third is a picture of Bush looking under the Whitehouse furniture for the “Weapons of Mass Destruction” And in the fourth is the text of “Why reelect the man responsible for this insanity”.

Of course, the records of the Bush’s relationship with the house of Saud should be there somewhere, but there are only four corners.

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