I just assume it's Al-Zarqawi's face they've got up there in his last close-up, but there's no identifying banner so I'm not sure.
I understand this is war and everything. We got a bad guy. A real bad guy. But you know, I keep assuming -- silly me -- that I live in a civilized nation and I'm just a little sickened by the way the television keeps flashing this man's dead face in extreme close-up.
I get it. He's dead.
But is showing his corpse every three seconds supposed to be some magical formula for making me feel all patriotic and happy about all that great democracy-building we're doing in Iraq?
Because it's not.
Instead, it's just making me feel like our media assumes the public is a bunch of blood-thirsty pigs who wants nothing more than to feast our eyes on the sight of our vanquished enemy.