- Drink Before the War, by Sinéad O'Connor, from The Lion and the Cobra.
- Not a War from Emira at Soapboxgirls.
- The Unseen Gulf War by Peter Turnley at The Digital Journalist.
The photographs that I made do not, in themselves, represent any personal political judgment or point of view with respect to the politics and the right or wrong of the first Gulf War. What they do represent is a part of a more accurate picture of what really does happen in war. I feel it is important and that citizens have the right to see these images. This is not to communicate my point of view, but so viewers as citizens can be offered a better opportunity to consider the whole picture and consequences of that war and any war. I feel that it is part of my role as a photojournalist to offer the viewer the opportunity to draw from as much information as possible, and develop his or her own judgment.
I'm not entirely convinced that the decison to display or hide those images isn't a political one. I also don't quite understand why the right wing gleefully celebrates when they learn the government has successfully deceived the media, since, you know, that's meant to be how those of us in the citizenry get informed.
Then again, I don't think theliberalmedia is particularly liberal, either. But that's arguing premises again, and that way lies madness.