It looks like someone finally got through the Pentagon/Bush Administration ban on photos of coffins coming home from Iraq. While this picture made it into the Seattle Times and the web several days ago, it wasn't until today that the big newspapers and media stations started airing the photos.
The New York Times has an article about the website (thememoryhole.org) that filed a Freedom of Information Act request what was granted "mistakenly." I would show you those pictures but the site has crashed from so much traffic, but here is the mirror site. Here are some 361 pictures on the site, three of which were part of "all the news that is fit to print":
Meanwhile the brave photographers who took the Seattle Times picture (see below) were canned per request of the DoD, lest any press start growing balls.
Godspeed to our fallen countrymen. I hope we can do more for these young (most are in their late teens to early thirties) men and women than hide their deaths and let them tap into their savings. We should let all servicemen and -women become citizens of the US automatically, and we pay them more. That way, they won't be so damned poor that they have to tap into their retirement savings.