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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Picture of the Day


  • This episode of "Family Values" made possible by the Bush administration and the congressional Flying Monkey choir. Stay tuned for "As the Corner Turns"...

    By Blogger -epm, at 10:44 AM  

  • I have seen so many of these photos. There's just no way that I have been able to think of to convey the bredth of the suffering.


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 2:25 PM  

  • Does anyone think history will record us as liberators? At least as recorded by non-Americans. This will go down as a blunder of gingoistic hubris, not unlike some exploits of the British Empire

    By Blogger -epm, at 2:35 PM  

  • It depends on the political circumstances and who writes the history.

    I don't think we can frame this historically yet, because following Iraq, the US will either continue the aggressive foreign policy in which case Iraq will be viewed as a first major step, or, the US could be chastened by this and it will be viewed as "Bush's folly," an isolated incident.

    Or, it could mark the battle that indicated the end of the US as all powerful hegemon. The historical interpretation will be determined largely by the 20-50 year consequences.

    But I do think that barring something miraculous, it will be deemed negative, and very significant. This is the war America wanted but didn't win.


    (I'm glad you're back commenting. You make me think.)

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 2:48 PM  

  • I guess I'm thinking more about how this will be recorded in the history books used throughout the Middle East and other non-Western regions... maybe even in some European countries, to some degree...

    But I know what you mean... it's not over yet and we don't know where all this will lead in a decade or two.

    (I frequently burn out from caring too much and have to take a break and think about other things... like photography, poetry, art... and motorcycles :) )

    By Blogger -epm, at 11:20 AM  

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