A spectaculardecision by the Department of Defense. Shielding the public from seeing the costs of war was hideous policy made by imperialists. We are turning that around.
Defense and congressional officials say news organizations will be allowed to photograph the homecomings of America's war dead under a new Pentagon policy.
The officials say Defense Secretary Robert Gates has decided to allow photos of flag-draped caskets at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, if the families of casualties agree.
As John Aravosis says, "The Ministry of Truth is no more."
Another great policy - the President will seek a reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. If the time comes where I really need an Uzi to protect my family and go hunting, we've either entered into a Thunderdome-like hellscape or deer have gained super-strength through genetic mutation.
The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today.
"As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder told reporters.
Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.
"I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum." Holder said at a news conference on the arrest of more than 700 people in a drug enforcement crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S.
I'm happy with these developments. In the next post, I'll discuss the developments that anger me.