Monday, March 20, 2006

War's Third Anniversary..And what's new? More Torture, More Death, More Bullshit

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.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

it's right to be horrified by the atrocities committed in our name

jvdfa said...

Pat Robertson:

"Ladies and gentleman this is a fascinating book... "The Professors: The 101 most dangerous academics in America" and that's just a short list of the 30-40,000 of them, they're like termites that have worked into the woodwork of our academic society....

these guys are out and out communists, they are radicals, you know some of them killers....

you don't want your child to be brainwashed by these radicals, you just don't want it to happen. Not only brainwashed but beat up, they beat these people up, cower them into submission.

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