Saturday, April 12, 2003

The United States has crushed Iraq. This worthy adversary has thus joint the ranks of other mighty nations which the US has engaged. Like Korea, Indonesia, Congo, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Grenada, Libya, Sudan. And Afghanistan. Oh, the bravery. The valor.

And as the most expensive military in the world has pulverized another poor, third-war country, the inevitable is happening. Lawlessness, looting, killing. Anarchy.

But the 'news' media does not seem to get it. This is only "natural" behavior in a country that has just been "liberated". The Secretary of Defence is 'appalled' by the media's obsession with this trifle. Yes, appalled. He doesn't seem to comprehend why the media would bite the hand that has fed it so well in recent weeks. Why can't they just report that everything is hunky-dory? The Secretary pointed out that a little bit of looting and killing is nothing unusual. After all, "we have seen it happen in many cities right here in the United States"!

Ah, the irony. You just don't know whether to laugh or throw up.