There have been some very dramatic pictures of the pain of war coming out of Georgia. Some of them are stark and really moving. The picture below of a Georgian woman screaming in pain really brings this down to a level most humans who have been close enough to an armed conflict can relate to. This picture has become emblematic of Russian savagery, at least where I live. People, many people say, "did you see that woman who was bleeding all over?" Or a variation of the same theme. The aim here, at least from a purely propagandic point of view is to paint the Russians as a bunch of inhuman brutes who do not shy away from killing women and children. These very dramatic pictures of Russian excesses have been running in all front pages of big papers with TV coverage to match. More than five years ago when we invaded Iraq, none of these played out loud. All I remember seeing were romantic pictures of coalition troops, serenely silhouetted against a setting sun, as the natives threw away their shackles and embraced freedom. In the three weeks of 'shock and awe', and the fiasco that followed afterwards, I am sure some innocent Iraqi took a bullet or two from us. Or some five year old got blown up by a million dollar missile from a state of the art fighter plane. Yet, I do not remember seeing the pictures in my local paper.