Appearing on the Daily Show last night, CBS’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan crticized the lack of media attention to the Iraq war. She said she felt responsible for the fact that “no one really understands” what is happening in Iraq. She also said that the soldiers there “feel forgotten”:
Tell me the last time you saw the body of a dead American soldier. What does that look like? Who in American knows what that looks like? Because I know what that looks like, and I feel responsible for the fact that no one else does. … And the soldiers do feel forgotten, they do. No doubt. From Afghanistan to Iraq, they absolutely feel — you know, we may be tired of hearing about this five years later, they still have to go out and do the same job.
In 2004, the conservative-controlled Senate backed President Bush’s ban of photos of military coffins returning to Dover Air Force base. The Pentagon still restricts journalists’ access to military funerals.