Senate refuses to overturn Pentagon ban on media coverage of war victims’ return

You are not old nor mature enough to see the truth about war.  So just go back to sleep little children.

By Pauline Jelinek, Associated Press, 6/21/2004 19:47

WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate refused on Monday to change a Pentagon policy banning media coverage of America’s war dead as their remains arrive in flag-draped caskets.
‘’It’s an outrage,’’ said Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who had sponsored legislation to restore coverage of homecoming ceremonies at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
The New Jersey Democrat said the Pentagon directive that requires strict censorship, ‘’issued just as the Iraq war began, ... prevents the American people from seeing the truth about what’s happening.’’
The 54-39 Senate negative vote came as the American death toll in Iraq reached 837 Monday. 

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