Tuesday, 8 December 2009

People die in war?!

Why is it that when the media doesn't agree with a war, they are outraged when someone dies (well, when one of their countrymen dies anyway). I'm wondering if they'd make so much of it if they were behind the government and believe in 'the cause'.

The front pag of the Metro today holds the headline "AFGAN CONFLICT DEATHS HIT 100". Am I supposed to be shocked or surprised at this?! Whether people back the war effort or not, it is a war they are fighting. Those that join the armed forces know that they put their lives at risk and yet the media seems to find it a shock when they are causalties.

If we were all behind the government's war, would we happily accept this as an outcome of mass killing or would we still kick up a fuss?

(via Mobile blogage)

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