Wednesday, November 22, 2006

BURNING HEART

Winning hearts and minds.

7 comments:

SYpHA_69 said...

Wow, that's pretty low, even for the United States. How could they be so cruel and heartless? I don't know about the human race sometimes.

Anonymous said...

sypha_69: this is nothing new, nothing to wonder about, this is how it goes, and it will never change.

Anonymous said...

I highly reccomend Peter Davis' 1974 documentary "Hearts and Minds" which I believe has recently been re-released. It leaves no room for doubt.

William Bennett said...

I can endorse that documentary too, essential viewing.

Patrick Thompson said...

William, that was disheartening. However, the following might be considered -sadly- as one of the most disturbing things to cross my feeble field of vision in quite a lengthy period of time. Cowardice: http://prisonplanet.com/articles/november2006/171106hateus.htm

Patrick Thompson said...

Patrick = Idiot. For the curious, go to prisonplanet.com and scroll down. On the right side of the main page you will see "This is why the Iraqis hate us." Left click, drop jaw, sink stomach.

William Bennett said...

Patrick, I remember that shocking video being extensively shown on TV here in the UK, at the instigation of revelations from (amazingly) Murdoch's rag News Of The World. And the bullying and intimidation is widespread enough within the forces, let alone to those they're supposed to be 'liberating'. I find teasing the thirsty kids with the water somehow more symbolically poignant and resonant of the tragedy.