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Posted on Aug 2, 2006
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The Pentagon has grown concerned as more and more service members send personal combat videos—some set to music—to websites such as Youtube and Myspace.  The military has no official policy on the practice, but rumors abound of behind-the-scenes pressure to limit the flow of footage out of Iraq.

BBC News:

At their most graphic, they show the aftermath of suicide bombings and gunfights between coalition forces and insurgents.

Many include troops using foul language.

One soldier who served in Iraq in 2005 told the BBC there was “a tight watch” being kept on video and pictures posted to MySpace, with civilian contractors monitoring the internet on behalf of the Pentagon.


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By osage, August 2, 2006 at 10:45 am Link to this comment
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The Bush administration doesn’t want American voters to know the TRUTH of what the so-called war in Iraq truly is.  They want them to be blind to it’s FACTS and REALITIES.  They don’t want American voters to SEE or FEEL what our serving men and women SEE and FEEL every minute.  They don’t want American voters to see the DESTRUCTION of homes and the SLAUGHTERING of 10s of thousands of innocent and helpless Iraqi children, women and men.  Hiding the TRUTH allows the Bush administration to perpetuate it’s crimes against humanity without political cost.  Lying and hiding the TRUTH from American voters is dishonest, immoral, criminal and treasonous.  American voters will be learning how much was hidden from them for decades to come.

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