Monday, October 15, 2001
|October 24, 2001|
Flags Flames and Fags
By Clinton Fein
|Hitler Has Only Got One Ball
Click to Hear to Melody - "Colonel Bogey March" England 1939-1940
An anti-gay slur written on one of the bombs used in the strikes on Afghanistan was inappropriate and commanders have been directed to prevent similar incidents, a top Navy official said.
Pilots or crews of U.S. warplanes often write messages on bombs, either taunting the enemy or praising America. Messages written on bombs during the anti-terrorism airstrikes have included several references to the Sept. 11 attacks.
We appreciate the timely efforts by The Associated Press to address this issue, but this image should be explained and discussed, not hidden from view.
This is a culmination of GLAAD's three years of strategic education and advocacy work...In coalition with thousands of local activists from across the country, we have held Laura Schlessinger accountable for her defamation of our community. And we've sent a strong message that we are no longer an easy target for prejudice. GLAAD hopes the cancellation of Dr. Laura will make media corporations think twice about giving a platform to someone who promotes derision and exclusion. Such decisions will never go unchallenged.
We immediately notified Navy commanders involved with Operation Enduring Freedom to ensure steps were taken to prevent a recurrence of this unfortunate incident. They have done so
Cursing the aim of U.S. pilots, distraught residents of Kabul on Sunday pulled the dust-covered bodies of women and children from the rubble of two homes shattered by an American bomb. Neighbors reported at least eight dead, while Dr. Izetullah at the city's Wazir Akbar Khan hospital said 13 bodies had been brought there -- all apparently members of the same family...Ranging in age from about 8 to 13, the four boys lay under bloodied sheets at the hospital, only their bare feet visible...Izetullah wept as he pulled back the shrouds to display the lifeless bodies. Survivors wailed outside.
I strongly support the U.S. air and ground war against bin Laden and the Taliban. I believe unrelenting military force is the only way to destroy this ruthless enemy. I proudly display an American flag in my window.
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