Monday, April 14, 2008

All done, except the death part


No war can be fought indefinitely if the public has irrevocably turned against it. ... This war has lasted so long that Americans... have had the time to pass through all five of the Kübler-Ross stages of grief over its implosion. Though dead-enders like Mr. McCain may have only gone from denial to anger to bargaining, most others have moved on to depression and acceptance. Unable to even look at the fiasco anymore, the nation is now just waiting for someone to administer the last rites.

Frank Rich,
New York Times,
April 13, 2008

Very cleverly written, Mr. Rich. All very well, unless you are a U.S. mother whose child died for the empire's quagmire, or an Iraqi whose country has been trashed, who has lost relatives, and now scratches out a mean existence in Amman or Damascus. Not done, indeed.

1 comment:

D.R. Scott said...

To be fair, I don't think Mr. Rich is being dismissive of the blood, sweat and tears of the Iraqis. I just think he's being brutal realistic. After all, the Iraqi people don't want us there, but nobody gives a damn about them.

However, until the American people make enough noise about this ongoing nightmare, nothing will change. Yeah, that's right, the same clueless, don't-bother-me Americans who voted for Bush twice.

When will the war end? When we run out of money, of course, and the way the financial news is looking these days, that won't take long.

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