Salon has posted a story and photos on the war in Iraq. The gist of it is that America has been shielded from the harsh reality. Iraq: The unseen war:

The grim reality of Iraq rarely appears in the American press. This photo gallery reveals the war’s horrible human toll.

This is a war the Bush administration does not want Americans to see. From the beginning, the U.S. government has attempted to censor information about the Iraq war, prohibiting photographs of the coffins of U.S. troops returning home and refusing as a matter of policy to keep track of the number of Iraqis who have been killed. President Bush has yet to attend a single funeral of a soldier killed in Iraq.

I used their Photo Gallery to create the collage above. It’s not enough that we face the reality. We need to face the reason behind it all. King George has been telling the truth all along… it all comes down to “Our way of Life” does it not? America, land of suburban sprawl and SUVs. In the end this is a war about access to a limited supply of natural resources, capitalism, and consumerism. In the end it is about a way of life based upon oil.

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