Good taste should dictate the use of photos of the dead but such photos are as important a record of Katrina's devastation as the video of the submerged city itself. The city has been wrecked and its citizens killed.
The mismanagement that preceded the disaster is part of the story as well, which is why FEMA, the ultimate empty suit, doesn't want the American people to see the photos of those killed in New Orleans.
It may cause them to ask the question, "Why wasn't more done?"
Given increasing evidence that the leadership was unqualified and their actions too slow, it is a question that puts FEMA and the administration between a rock and a hard place.