The Dover Photos

So many people have tried to access the Dover Photos at Memory Hole, that network difficulties have ensued. If you can't get through on their site, George Paine at Warblogging has set up a mirror site with the photos. George also explains what the "Dover Test" is, and why Bush has wanted to avoid it. About the photos themselves, George says:

Everyone must see these photographs. They must see and understand the cost of war. They must see and understand the rows upon rows of coffins, the salutes and the sadness. War is not a video game. Occupying a proud foreign nation is not a picnic. People die, and Americans must see and understand the reality of the conflict they have been led into.

At the time this article is written, 709 American servicemembers have lost their lives in Iraq — along with hundreds more foreign soldiers and civilians. Thousands upon thousands of Iraqis have lost their lives. Thousands more Americans have been wounded — many losing limbs. This is the cost of war.

A gallery of 361 photographs (Warblogging mirror) of war dead at Dover Air Force Base has been made available by the Memory Hole. Everyone should spend at least a few minutes browsing.

Check out the faces of the young men carrying this coffin. They are kids. Far too young for this kind of duty - far too young to either meet or greet death this way.

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