Death, Destruction, and Torture as Bush Brings Democracy to the Middle East

Marshall, Rachelle
July 2004
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p6
At the start of the anti-war drama "The Trojan Women," the Greeks have conquered and laid waste to Troy and are about to return home with their spoils. But their triumph will be short-lived, for two powerful gods have conspired to punish the victors for their arrogance by sending down storms that will wreck their ships. The drama seemed as timely as ever a year after U.S. President George W. Bush boasted that victory in Iraq was in reach. Hundreds more Americans and Iraqis were dead. The cities of Fallujah, Karbala, and Najaf had become battlegrounds, and resistance continued in parts of Baghdad and other cities. After photos appeared showing U.S. prison guards laughing as they tortured and humiliated Iraqi prisoners, military victory was no longer relevant. INSET: A Glossary of Military Terms Contained in Instructions...


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