Wednesday, April 09, 2003

SNAPSHOT OF A WAR: Baghdad citizens pull down a statue of Saddam Hussein--but with the help of an American vehicle. There's your war right there: oppressive regime, America doing good and looking out for its own interests at the same time, Iraqis happy, even as the Arab world knows that the fact that it required Americans to bring down Saddam is yet another sign that their governments have failed them en masse. So you can, I think, condense the whole war and the geopolitics behind it into this jubilant little moment.

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