Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.
Sometimes when you see a published photograph, pieces of it are left out which may be important. Zombie has documented one of the most egregious cases of this type of scenario, but today, it seems that Pamela over at Atlas Shrugs has discovered a new one, involving the 15 Marines recently held captive in Iran.
Consider this photograph:
This is framed to appear as a happy occasion--they are very pleased to be free, obviously, but in this photograph, they are still
in Iran, being filmed for use in that nation's propaganda. Now, contrast it with this one, which is expanded to show the entire group:
On viewing the full scene, it's obvious that the gentleman on the right is firmly aware of the reality of the situation, and is doing his duty not to participate in the enemy's propaganda.
Many thanks to Pamela for catching this! See Gateway Pundit
for additional angles of the shot. (See also: The Jawa Report
, Hot Air
, The Corner
, The Washington Times
)Update: Hear hear
! Lack of preparedness, indeed.