Touted at the time as the iconic photo of the Afghan war, this picture from early May now stands as a classic example of denial and misdirection. While the media and the Pentagon made light of Spc. Zachary Boyd fighting the Taliban in his pink “I love NY” boxer shorts, the total overhaul of U.S. strategy six months down the road acknowledged we actually were waging a war with out pants down.
Original post here.
(2pm/11pm PST – slight edit)
(image: David Guttenfelder/A.P. May 11, 2009. Korengal Valley, Afghanistan)