http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=3745288 i don't agree: as quoted from dondougla: the footage of the dead returning from the Vietnam War turned the American public against the war. Administrations have been very conscious of this since then. That's why these images are censored during wartime. The numbers are very abstract when you can't see the graphic reality of death. CNN never reports the number of innocent civilians killed in Afghanistan either. The American public would have a problem with more than 20 other innocent lives being taken in the name of one American... I would like to believe. The general North American public would be shocked at the information that is filtered from them. Our decisions are manipulated through the information we don't receive.