December 16, 2006
"Bomb-bomb-bomb / Bomb-bomb Iran" was cleverer
This heartwarming scene of US soldiers leading Iraqi kids in a sing-a-long (well, a chant-along) has enough irony to send O. Henry running back to prison (despite Wikipedia vandals apparently changing his name in the entry to Poop Face).
Posted by Matthew Hogan at December 16, 2006 06:57 PM
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the same marines who did this video by any chance:
Posted by: chanad at December 16, 2006 10:01 PM
This is...well, you best see for yourself. PDF!
This is the most surreal, yet sombre, presentation of the Iraq war I have read so far. Must read. Also made by an American soldier. Maybe a new classic for kids.
You're a genius, Klaus.
Posted by: Tom Scudder at December 17, 2006 05:48 PM
It is genius. I just linked. Here's the background. The soldier author was killed last Wednesday, apparently.
C'mon, people. Read it and comment, it's for grown-ups too.
Posted by: Klaus at December 18, 2006 10:44 AM
Of course, if it was Iranian soldiers chanting 'bomb the USA', we'd be seeing it on Fox News et al. And then the irony would be that half the world would join in!
Posted by: Yunus Yakoub Islam at December 18, 2006 02:57 PM
last time I checked, Iranian soldiers ARE chanting "marg ba Amriika" (Death to America) all the time. This particular phrase (together with "marg ba Isra'il" [you do the translation]) is one of THE classic slogans in the Islamic Republic. And while I'm sure that Fox News is showing that whenever they cover Iran, after over 25 years the slogan has lost some of it's ... errr ... explosiveness.
As for "half the world would join in" ... I wouldn't hold my breath on that. If you traveled a bit, you'd be amazed how non-belligerent human beings around the globe actually are.
Posted by: MSK at December 18, 2006 04:29 PM