I have written before about how deeply disturbed I am at the U.S. press's willingness to silently abide by military wishes to limit Americans' access to photojournalism from Iraq. A new Village Voice piece makes this case better than I ever could.

This is not a partisan issue. It's a free press issue. And who is to say that graphic war photography wouldn't help the Bush admin gain support for its Iraq policy? After all, the extremely graphic images Americans saw during WWII -- including the famous Normandy Beach pictures of dead soldiers -- actually solidified Americans' resolve to win the war.

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