Friday, February 8, 2008

The Values of the "Civilized" West: More Than a Million Iraqis Slaughtered, Two Countries Totally Devastated and the Prize Winning Photo is of.......

Image of U.S. soldier wins World Press Photo prize

"AMSTERDAM, Feb 8 (Reuters) - An image of an emotionally and physically spent U.S. soldier in a bunker in Afghanistan by Britain's Tim Hetherington for Vanity Fair magazine won the top World Press Photo prize for news photography on Friday.

Judges described the photo as an image that shows "the exhaustion of a man -- and the exhaustion of a nation," adding people everywhere were tiring of the world's numerous conflicts.

"We're all connected to this. It's a picture of a man at the end of a line," said jury chairman Gary Knight, describing it as an "intelligent photograph".

"It represents the exhaustion I have and you may also have with the numerous conflicts in the world."......."


My heart bleeds for the "exhausted soldier." I wonder how many Afghanis had he killed to be so exhausted.

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