CENTCOM forgets to get permission when doing propaganda
The United States Central Command (CENTCOM) has been dropping propaganda leaflets on Iraq to influence the people there to cooperate with the so-called "Operation Iraqi Freedom."
while CENTCOM is asking the Iraqis to play by the rules, the photographs rights have been ignored - this image is used without Allan Tannenbaums permission.
The shot was taken during Gulf war one, when Allan Tannenbaum covered the first Gulf War for Sygma. It depicts the family of an oil worker looking at the burning oil wells a few hundred meters from their home in Al Ahmadi, Kuwait.
Almost as kinky as the January propaganda leaflet dropped over Afghanistan - where even the headline spoke the wrong language, and the image had been doctored so Usama looked more like Gomez Addams than himself.
Tannenbaum thinks it's a good idea that the government is trying to stop the Iraqis from sabotaging the oil industry. Still, Tannenbaum isn't one to give the government free reign over his archive of images.
"We're going to bill them," he says.
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