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April 22, 2006

Despite the imperial might of the US, its influence in the Middle East is rapidly being reduced to the ability to wage war.

This harsh, take-no-prisoners cartoon about the US nationalists and warrior boys of the Bush Administration expresses a situation of real men confronting a tragedy of their making in Iraq---an Iraq in flames---whilst continuing to live in their White House bubble:

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Steve Bell

Dick Cheny, the Vice President, is missing from Bell's image. He, even more than the other two, embodies an arrogance of power that confuses power wth virtue.

For contrast, read this very complex and honest post by Michael Yon about the complexities of the Iraq war that goes way beyond both the conservative' fog of war' commentary and the White House's line of 'staying the course' .

| Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at 2:35 PM | | Comments (2)
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Michael Yon's article makes interesting reading,
and has some very salient insights.

Your presentation on the other hand merely plays to the anti-American phobia of the left.

2hd2,
another interpretation of the post is that it juxtaposes or montages the Bell cartoon and the Yon article.

How does the representation of the Iraqi war as an American tragedy play to the anti-American phobia of the left?