Friday, September 12, 2003

The horror, the horror

My God, Where have I been? It just now coalesced in me, the observation that my coblogger, Kyle, made a few posts ago (that the US Army is recruiting Mexicans and Latino US citizens to do the fighting in Iraq) with Bush's announcement that we've made Iraq our battleground against terror, the effect of which leads to the endless nightmare that Riverbend describes regularly in her blog from Baghdad.
Here's the coalescence: We've manipulated the press, the world, even our enemies, into a war that we are fighting using others' bodies to do battle on others' soil. The classic, "Let's you and him fight."
Too bad for Bush it's still killing GI's regularly, but not as bad for Bush as it is for the dead GI's, Iraqis and Mexicans.

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