I've lost something in the exchange and no longer have your original message.
Can you set me straight? Did you say that the photographs from the war (the
little girl running, the general about to be shot) were art, or that the acts --
of dropping the napalm, of shooting the general in the head -- were expressions
that affected others and so were art. I'd thought you said the second, Jon has
responded (Hey, Jon) to the first.
David Ferry's poem, "Little Vietnam Futurist Poem," may be of interest.