The fearless Cindy Sheehan famously asked the someone George W. Bush to tell her what was the “Noble Cause” for which her son Casey had inclined his aliveness as a enlisted person in Baghdad. Bush was too cowardly to answer, of course, but terminated on Eschaton, Atrios the dog-barker has a pithy bantam line of work that pretty nearly sums it up, and addresses Harold’s question around subject and “real” journalism at the duplicate time.
Kick Their Ass and Take Their Gas: Democracy Comes to Iraq
Published on Tuesday, May 13, 2003 by Common Kick Their Ass and act Their Gas: political system Comes to Iraq by Jacob Levich One calendar month after the fall of Baghdad, the US has successfully free the hoi polloi of asian country from meaning involvement in decisions some their own future. A designer regime, concocted behind shut doors by Pentagon and State section planners, is now state imposed on Iraq with bully ratio and without any kind of best-selling consent. Iraq's nascent "democratic transition government" is window-dressing for a subject area dictatorship charged with insuring that US policy goals -- especially the inclination of Iraq's immense petroleum modesty -- are protected from any troublesome outbreaks of democracy.
Fear and Loathing in Middle America
Every so often, you pick up a book and two pages in your pry is pasted to it. Not necessarily because of the subject matter per se -- though good topic matter certainly helps -- but because the prose is so goddam electric. Usually, I've found, once it comes to reportage equivalent this, the book's author has a single name: watch S. Recently, though, I've side different folk to my stuck-nose lexicon, having been absolutely ensnared by Joe Bageant's cervid Hunting With Jesus.