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Claim: Photograph shows sailors spelling out the words 'FUCK IRAQ' on the deck of a
Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2002]
Origins: This picture is reminiscent of another aircraft carrier image that caused a bit of a stir in the fall of 2001, an Associated Press photograph showing a bomb with the words "HIGH JACK THIS FAGS" written on it. This image, of sailors spelling out the words "FUCK IRAQ" on the deck on an aircraft carrier, is not genuine, however.
A visit to the NavSource archives reveals a similar picture and an explanation of the message the crew of the USS
Sep. 11, 2002 - Responding to President Bush's admonition to "Be Ready," Sailors on theLast updated: 12 September 2006
U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Gabriel Piper. [020911-N-6020P-021].
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