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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

A Book Worthy of Promotion by the Leftists

Mark "Screw Them" Moulisas (aka Kos) has found a book that he can support: Unembedded.
It shows an "unbiased" view of the war in Iraq through photos of four photojournalists that were in Iraq and not attached to any US military units. At least, "unbiased" in that it doesn't show any US troops in a favorable light and presents images almost entirely from the view of the insurgents.

Photos from Unembedded
by kos
Tue Nov 15, 2005 at 08:29:36 AM PDT

Unembedded is a stunning book of photographs from four photojournalists roaming Iraq without U.S. military escorts. Over the next week I'll be featuring photos from the book.

Photo by Thorne Anderson

SADR CITY, BAGHDAD, AUGUST 7, 2004
A young boy watches his relatives repair a rocket-propelled grenade launcher in the home of a Mahdi Army fighter.
For the impatient amongst us, you can see more pictures from the book here.
Given the amount of other books available and sources of information, why is it that Kos takes this opportunity to promote this book? I went to the site and reviewed the photos... not a single photo of our troops interacting in a favorable light with the Iraqis. And that's not because this never happens, because there are plenty of shots in existence.

This is similar to the Pulitzer Prize nominated photos which were clearly pro-insurgent from last Spring.

Be sure to check out the comments on this post...
Not MY Enemy (none / 0)

The Mahdi Army were fighting an illegal and immoral foreign occupation. And rightly so. If they tried to occupy Brooklyn I'd regard them as "the enemy," but in Iraq they are freedom fighters. Remember that they launched their uprising only AFTER the occupation government shut down their newspaper. Its a hard truth to swallow when they are shooting and killing U.S. soldiers. But thats the price of being on the wrong side.

Bill O'Reilly is a Terrorist sympathizer.

by Christopher Day on Mon Nov 14, 2005 at 08:39:59 PM PDT
And they're amazed when we say they don't support the troops?

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler

Comments (1)
Anonymous said...

you criticize Unembedded because it doesn't show US troops? Doesn't make sense to me. As you said, there are plenty of picutres of US soldiers from Embedded photographers. The whole point of that book is to show what Iraq looks like when journalists travel independently, without having the military take them around. That's a valuable perspective and does not AT ALL make these photographers (the Americans) or their photographs un-patriotic. We need to see as many angles of this war as possible. To close our eyes to half of what we should be seeing is has NOTHING to do with supporting our troops. It's quite the opposite.