No Bravery (video)

GlobalFreePress has put together a powerful video, hosted by the Huffington Post, featuring images of Iraqis and American soldiers in grief, pain and confusion against a backdrop of incomprehensible devastation and violence; images of Bush flash on the screen to the plaintive refrain: He has been here.

In a media environment of crafted coverage and canned quotes, it's the perfect antidote to the alienation that creeps in over here, so far from the main street of ground zeros Iraq has become.

An interesting note, too, on the video's final image of a stoic, mud-covered soldier with a cigarette dangling film-noir-ically from his lips. Lance Cpl. Blake Miller was, once upon a time, the cover boy for Rupert Murdoch's New York Post in the wake of the Battle of Fallujah. The headline read "Smokin'" with "Marlboro Men Kick Butt in Fallujah" down below.

Several months later, that very soldier went on network TV to discuss the ravaging effects that PTSD has had on him. (Huffpost)

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