o.k. i can’t help it. i feel i must post something about that disturbing photo. as usual salon comes out of the gate quickly with a piece that comments on the juxtoposition of that photo with photos from later that day:

“But the new photos can’t make what Reno did right, just like the brutal pictures of the raid didn’t make her wrong. (If imagery was ever enough to justify federal action, the home videos of Elián defying his father would have been grounds for his removal by any means necessary.) The attorney general had the law on her side, even if the early war of images went against her. I admit I flinched Saturday morning, but I’m glad that this time Janet Reno did not. ”

a few people on metafilter are also discussing the photos.

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