Day of Shame, 11 years after
Goshka Macuga's "Colin Powell" statue. (via)
It has now been 11 years since Colin Powell pitched preemptive total war against Iraq based on obvious fictions... and since the American media absolutely swooned for it, condemning millions to death, dismemberment, or displacement.
Our discourse today reflects shockingly little interest in the aftermath and the lessons we should have learned.
Throughout our society, all US military actions continue to be deemed supremely heroic.
Pretty much no one in America marks this Day of Shame, the anniversary of February 5, 2003. The culture of lies and violence the Iraq War and other such enterprises rely on and represent goes almost entirely unconsidered, unchallenged, unchanged.
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