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AP: Despite Pleas from Father & Defense Secretary Gates, Decide To Run Photo of 21-Year Old Marine In Last Moments of His Life

September 4, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Disgusting.  The lack of respect the AP has for our military and our nation is appalling. 

To "convey the grimness of war and the sacrifice of young men and women fighting it."

Defense Secretary Robert Gates is objecting “in the strongest terms” to an Associated Press decision to transmit a photograph showing a mortally wounded 21-year-old Marine in his final moments of life, calling the decision “appalling” and a breach of “common decency.”

The AP reported that the Marine’s father had asked – in an interview and in a follow-up phone call — that the image, taken by an embedded photographer, not be published.

Gates also called AP President and CEO Thomas Curley to ask him to reconsider. He rightly called it not an issue of "law, policy or constitutional right – but judgment and common decency.”

Well those bastards are fresh out.

AP: Despite Pleas from Father, Defense Secretary Gates, Decide To Run Photo of 21-Year Old Marine In Last Moments of His Life

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