Seeing through the smoke of battle

What's going on with the war?

During the first few days of the Gulf conflict, it was the constant question wherever you went. If there was a radio or television nearby, people seemed glued to it, straining to get some further idea of what was happening, trying to figure out what the latest developments might mean. The first pictures began to come through—aerial reconnaissance photos, footage from the war zone.

Yet as with any event as complex as this tragic war, photos don't begin to supply a meaningful picture of what's actually happening. Such images don't resolve our deepest questions and concerns, and sometimes looking at them creates even more confusion in our minds, making it harder to get our bearings.

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