13 May 2004

Iraq torture

It seems a little strange, the way this Iraqi torture thing is playing out. Every day someone leaks a new set of photos, the chimp and his handlers say how awful it all is, and someone hints that the next set will be even worse. It’s almost like they’re making the best of a bad situation, turning the whole thing into an enormously compelling diversion. Certainly, it seems like you can’t search Google News for anything Iraq-related without it being buried under torture photo stories.

No, no, I’m just being paranoid. There’s nothing they could be that desperate to draw attention away from

I’ve been doing my best to avoid seeing the photos themselves. And no, I haven’t downloaded the video of the execution that’s whizzing around the Internet—why the hell would anyone want to watch that?

© mathew 2017