I found it interesting that I was saying a similar thing this time last year around the war. Of course, I used Michael Jackson and Saddam Hussein, but hey, maybe I could be a paid writer too…
If you go back and read what I wrote, you will notice that I was commenting on the way war is presented, or represented, on commercial television. My friends, the events of the past few weeks are what I was waiting for.
Now, don’t get me wrong — it is horrific what is happening and the images are very upsetting — but I was waiting for this. I was hoping for the gory details to snap people out of the dream world that has been created for us by the media. For once we are being forced to confront the violence and the human suffering that has been caused by this invasion.
So, I want to give a big thumbs up to the journalists that exposed the gritty reality of this war. The more we see, the more we’ll be outraged. And the more we are outraged — and the more we are witness to the tragedy of war — the more we will oppose it. And the more we oppose it, the more resistant we will be to Bush and his ilk the next time they drag us into a war nobody wants.