Saturday, April 24, 2004

The political value of dead people

In defending the ban on photos of returning coffins from Iraq, we have White House spokesweasel Trent Duffy, ""In all of this, we must pay attention to the privacy and to the sensitivity of the families of the fallen . . . and that has to be the utmost concern."

Unless those "fallen" happen to be victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, at which point they're perfectly fair game for exploiting in Republican campaign advertising. Apparently, it's not who you are that matters, as long as you happen to be dead and have some political value to this administration.

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