This is what the remains of a man who has just stepped on a mine looks like. Yes, he died, despite the best efforts of medics.
NBC's exploitation of the imagined attractions of soft war porn, the TV show Stars Earn Stripes, has drawn the condemnation of nine Nobel Peace prize winners. The laureates say that the program pays homage to no one and is “a massive disservice to those who live and die in armed conflict and suffer its consequences long after the guns of war fall silent," according to the Nobel Women's Initiative. Here's the full text of their letter.
Often the Nobel committee gives their award to statesmen whose, hopefully pacific, impulses they want to encourage. That explains, for example, the somewhat ridiculous prize given to President Obama in 2009.
But this list consists almost entirely of people who have actually seen the carnage of war. They know what they are talking about. NBC should be ashamed.