Monday, April 19, 2004

They Get Letters

To Romenesko:

From CESAR G. SORIANO, Baghdad bureau, USA Today: Wow. My heart sank when I saw Tami Silicio's photograph of the flag-draped coffins in the airplane in the Seattle Times. For those of us here in Iraq who cover the casualty reports on a daily basis, it's too easy to think of U.S. soldiers as simply statistics on a board game. Her powerful image also proves the stupidity of the DOD's rules against such photographs. Having said that, I just hope Ms. Silicio doesn't lose her job over this. I've seen how dirty the Pentagon can play, as an Army vet and as a journalist.