I always look at the pictures of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq, when sites like the New York Times and the Washington Post feature them from time to time. I get hung up on the number of 18 and 20 year-olds losing their lives, but the whole growing list is more heartbreaking each time I see it. And now that the military is permitting the occasional newspaper photograph of soldiers’ coffins and funeral services, we are reminded more viscerally that whole communities feel these terrible losses.
But that military/media complex is still successfully manipulating reporting of Iraqi civilian casualties. If you wonder what you’re not getting to read in American papers, look here. The site staff explain their methodology in detail here.