Well, well. To counter Iraqi claims that the US has been dressing up civilians as soldiers to parade in front of the cameras as POWs, the US is claiming that Iraqi soldiers are dressing up as civilians to get the drop on US soldiers. Thus justifying for later reference any and all possible slaughters of civilians, on the grounds that they couldn't be sure.
This is certainly not Gulf War II. This is Vietnam II--that is, Vietnam prior to 1968. And it took such a short time to push it to that. And what with the Turks invading from the north and Russia furious that we're seizing oil they also want, there's probably another sort of sequel this can become.
Well, at least one aspect of the 80s is back in style: apocalyptic tension. Oh boy! Better get myself some remastered Dead Kennedys to go with it!
Oh, did I forget that if there's a hell for journalists almost all these embedded reporters, especially the one from Fox I mentioned in yesterday's post, are going to the deepest part of it after this? I haven't seen such objective presentation of events since Leni Reifenstahl.
"Boy, when zings go wrong..." Franz Liebkind.