Posts tagged "Iraq"

Bomb Appétit

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Bomb Appetit

In a time of unprecedented plenty, as well as an ability to meet the basic needs of every person on Earth, America’s number one material and cultural export remains warfare

The New Normal

Monday, December 18, 2017

The New Normal

An audience ever-more informed about what happens in the government, despite concerted efforts on both sides of the aisle to keep them ignorant, has appropriately reacted with horror and revulsion, now that the executive in charge is a man-child with no filter…

Losing Our Heads

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Losing Our Heads

The darkly absurd, feedback loop-type relationship between terrorist actions and U.S. military responses…

World Wrestling

Thursday, March 27, 2014

International superpowers, like the US and Russia, express the “superiority” of their respective cultures, economies, or systems of government, by using smaller, less-powerful countries, like Iraq and Ukraine, as the venues for gaudy, muscle-flexing sideshows…

Yeah, This Won’t Backfire…

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Yeah, This Won't Backfire...

A famous photograph of Donald Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam began circulating on the web shortly before the more recent Iraq invasion, and has become symbolic of the folly of giving strongman dictators guns and an expense account for the Military Industrial Complex all-you-can-eat bonanza, not to mention the irony of having those very weapons turned against the US and its allies shortly afterwards…

Fuzzy Aim

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fuzzy Aim

I’m not going to mourn the loss of an evil, mass-murdering psychopath, of course, but I do find the bloodlust reflected in many of my countrymens’ jubilant celebrations disappointing and dangerously short-sighted, though not all that surprising…

Hot Rod

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hot Rod

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