This is exactly what you may not see on CNN or on MSNBC or CBS Information or on any major media internet site anywhere and especially no way that is goddamn in hell are you going to notice it within one thousand kilometers of Fox Information.
You are not designed to see.
You’re not expected to know. You’re to stay ignorant and shielded, and, if you are like most Americans, you’ve been cautiously conditioned to believe Bush’s nasty Iraq war is only this unsightly small firecracker-like thing occurring method, method over here, very very very very carefully orchestrated and notably messy and perhaps just a little bloody but mostly nevertheless patriotic and good and necessary and sponsored by the one and only God his or her own crazy Republican self.
And therefore you and I both don’t have any genuine concept just what the hell continues on in Iraq, no genuine pictures to gnaw on and get profoundly horrified and saddened by, with the exception of perhaps a little number of very carefully sanitized snapshots of bombed-out Iraqi towns and cities and possibly some grainy movie of U.S. soldiers enjoying a dusty game of pickup soccer and a turkey supper at the posh military digs means, means away from Baghdad.
Or possibly you would imagine war is manly and heroic and cool, as exemplified by that now-famous shot of the macho “Dogface” Marlboro-smokin’ aquatic whose mug that is dirt-encrusted eagerly found by papers and news the internet sites throughout the country (including that one), in which he became an immediate icon when it comes to war in addition to armed forces was positively giddy about making use of him a perfect recruitment tool, a style of steps to make soldiers look all studly and rugged and badass instead of the frequently defectively educated, disposable hunks of politically abused postpubescent meat BushCo considers them become. Continue reading