pictures of victims
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 10:27:56 -0700
Dear Osam Altaee,
I am sorry, but I can not agree with your stand on using pictures.
My daughter is extremely busy, a mother of four, and she has a job, and
she is going to college. So she never gets to watch tv news or read
anything like anewspaper, etc. The only news she gets is on the radio as
she drives to and fro. Yesterday she was here and saw a picture I had
saved and asked me about it. I told her it was a baby killed in the
bombings of Iraq. She was immediately interested. I told her all about
the terrible bombings, etc and showed her other pictures of children
injured and killed by them. Her heart was changed in an instant, and she
became, like me, ashamed of our country and wanting to do something to
stop it and help the victims.
People are brain wired to respond to pictures of other human beings. It
is good to put a face to the stories. It is giving proof of the claims.
I believe I am a person with great empathy, so in a way I am suprised that
I do not understand your views. I believe we should post pictures of the
Sincerely, Leah Hanson