Or are the lives of 500 dead Australians seen as acceptable in keeping favour with the White House?
There are a thousand and one windows into memory and the preservation of those full of pain, and agony does not fade away. For Iraqi society, memory abounds with events of American heroes, and whatever the event, some tried to replace it with another as an attempt to cover up what happened in one detail or another. It [Read more]
Via sophisticated and efficient propaganda, American leaders manipulate the facts to justify wars that they plan to undertake and convince the American people of their necessity.
They cannot rise above the reflexive anti-Americanism that remains embedded here.
The armed forces seem to be reassuring themselves that the violence they inflict — and the violence the enemy inflicts in return — is definitely worth it.