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Friday, August 31, 2007


Fallujah - the mythology begins

I think I'm going to be sick. Just a few days after George Bush did his bit to spread the right-wing mythology of Vietnam ("we could have 'won' if we hadn't 'quit'"), along comes CNN to do the same for the battle massacre of Fallujah. I just watched a trailer for a show coming up tonight, entitled (please empty your mouths of liquid before reading further), "The Anvil of God: the Battle for Fallujah." Reporter Tom Foreman informed us in solemn tones about how we'd learn about all the American soldiers had to endure, what they did "for America."

I may or may not have the stomach to watch it, but if anyone does, feel free to use the comments here to discuss it. Will they mention the words "mass graves"? "White phosphorous"? The refusal to let civilians leave the city? The bombing of hospitals? Stay tuned.

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