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On How to Lose the (Information) War

Al-Jazeera headlines reveal the extent to which the U.S. is losing both the war in Iraq, and the "information war" (a term which implies that we win at the expense of somebody else's consciousness dying) in the international press.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the King's horses, And all the King's men Couldn't put Humpty together again!

Since I am too drunk to write, I have decided that I will simply quote the headlines from Al Jazeera - they say it better than I could (sober) anyway.

Allawi's Congress speech draws flak US now wants more troops in Iraq Gorbachev decries Iraq invasion Blair urged to act on Iraq captive No new Ethiopia-Eritrea war, says UN Allawi: No release of female prisoner Italian hostages probably alive US troops seal off Samarra* Car bombs cause more Baghdad carnage

*Samarra, according to one internet source, is the "largest ancient city in the world," and one of Iraq's "four Islamic holy cities." The Great Mosque - built in 852 - which still stands in Samarra, was the largest mosque in the world before the modern era. So, I guess it's a good thing that we've sealed the city off, and we're bombing the shit out of it.

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Get Your War On 23.Sep.2004 21:34

Angary J. Gustible

Thank you dr. e
Drunk though you might be
It fears me to the core
All this talk of WAR!

Is there not another word
One perhaps we all have heard
That carries the same meaning
Without the rhetorical seeming
of helplessness and wrath?

Oh WAR of this and WAR on that!
Oh dog go bite that cat!

Upon this shoulder is a friendly parrot
Singing tiny little songs of love
Tiny little songs of love

Bush glad to live in America 24.Sep.2004 14:19

JR

I watched that press conference yesterday, and I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. It's like watching something in slow motion--in this case statecraft--but in actuality, the time slows down to a crawl when Bush gives a live press conference. This one was more unusual and awkward than most of them.

But I remember Bush declaring emphatically something to the effect that this is America, not Iraq, and we're safe and secure here, unlike people in Iraq. How glad Mr. Allawi, who was standing right next to him, must have been to hear that.