[QUOTE=Warfish;2650749]You're just realizing this now? What are you....new?:D
I am of two minds on the topic of "grisly reporting". One one hand, it serves the (I think vital) purposes of both showing what our enemy does (i.e. the results of suicide bombings, beheadings, ect.) and ensuring our Citizenry know exactly what the cost of the War we're waging is. These are not videogame characters, they're our fellow Americans, kids mostly.
On the other, the idea of showing blown apart or beheaded Americas IS a mite bit distasteful and I can see how some would say disrespectful.
So it's a battle, as I see it, between two different ideals, one that says we need to know whats going on (both ways) and one that says "have respect for the dead".
Not an easy issue, and when you factor in things like American pruddishness about anythign uncomfortable (i.e. death and sex) and a media who has no intention or desire to see the Citizenry educated or informed (only entertained), we get what we have today, which is.....not much.[/QUOTE]
This is exactly how I feel about the conflict.
What does your gut say Fish? Mine leans more towards censorship, I think.