I have a relative who was in Desert Storm 1, and have some friends who were there too and in the sequel. They brought back pictures of things that you would never see on television, as the war images presented to the American public are extremely censored. This was a response to the war images that provoked the Vietnam War protests.
I have seen pictures of half blown apart men, with blackened skin, bloated from sun exposure, severed heads, blown apart limbs. I even saw one of a tricycle that was half blown away next to a tank among many other gruesome images from Iraq (not sure what happened to the kid on it- and you know that kids had to die there -oops "collateral damage-)
Do you think, if real life war images like this were shown on American television would the American public would let the American government carry on these wars?