One side views each loss of life as a tragedy - the other views it as a means of exploitation. The world must recognize this... and until they do, we must keep showing it to them.
The Israeli approach: (via Muqata - read the whole piece there)
On Saturday night at 2:30 AM, [the IDF] called the Gomez family to inform them that the helicopter which was shot down, was that of their son, Daniel.The approaches of both the father and the soldiers are admirable: The soldiers for deeming it worth risking their lives to retrieve the bodies of their brethren, and the father for not wanting them to do so.
"My son was killed, I don't want to endanger the lives of other soldiers to bring my son's body back," he [the father] said.
The base commander wisely replied, "This isn't your decision, it is our decision alone."
The rescue team was airlifted that night by helicopter into Lebanon, and heavy fire was directed at them. The "machat" battalion commander ordered the pilots not to land and return home to base. The rescue team unanimously decided to ignore the direct command, and try to land and carry out the mission.
Contrast that with this picture (there are others): (via Life-of-Rubin/Meryl Yourish who have more)
This is the difference between us... and them. May we always hold ourselves to higher standards than our enemies.
On a similar note, Jack posted an incredible piece by an LA Times writer named Tim Rutten on the impact of photography (and fake photography) on war. Read the whole thing.