Thursday, January 31, 2008

The war continues to take a heavy toll...

In Baghdad, relatives comfort the father of Alaa Abdul-Karim al-Fartoosi, a 29-year-old Iraqi television cameraman who was killed in a roadside bomb explosion in Balad. Reporters Without Borders say at least 207 journalists and media workers have been killed in Iraq since the US-led invasion in March 2003.

This is another story that gets little coverage in our mainstream media. So many of the media casualties have been Iraqis themselves. As I noted recently, the presidential candidates scarcely mention the war...except for the Republicans who seem determined to keep it going.

(Photo: Karim Kadim / AP)