I still remember the first day of the US bombing of Iraq. I was interviewing room-mates and met my friend, D., who became my room-mate for two years and remains my good friend. We knew we were allies because we were both horrified by the war's start. That night I went out to see Luna at the Knitting Factory and alienated a group of "friends" who thought I shouldn't talk about the war so much because it was a "bummer" and they wanted to have a good time.
Well, here's a bummer. In yesterday's? Times, there is a five page article about a special torture/paintball unit at Nama, which reveals once again that our military has fused the morally dead policies of the US ruling class with our sadistic youth culture to create a hole of humiliation for Iraqi prisoners. In the same paper there's an article about the Whitehouse effort to spin the war as a "success." Juan Cole has a more informed comment on the results so far.
And now it's time to go to work.