Thursday, February 03, 2005

SOTU Address summed up

I watched the State of the Union address last night. It was good. But none of the words had as much effect as this scene.



Janet Norwood, right, of Pfugerville, Texas whose son was killed in Iraq last year, hugs Safia Taleb al-Suhail, leader of the Iraqi Women's Political Council, during the State of the Union address.


Note what is in Mrs. Norwood's hand. Those are her son's dogtags.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is the currency you war-lovers trade in: the video bite. We are supposed to melt down into blubbering imbeciles and forget the destruction of Iraq's libraries and museums, the torture of prisoners by America soldiers, and the establishment of permanent American bases in Iraq in the name of "freedom."

Nice job on the photo, Karl. They probably didn't even need to practice much.

The Puddle Pirate said...

Hey Anonymous ... next time, muster the stones to leave your name when you get your facts bass ackwards, you spineless fascist sympathizer.

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Anonymous said...

Rove would never stage something like this photo. (Mothers of dead soldiers routinely carry their son's dog tags in their hand.) He would never stage a "Mission Accomplished" banner. He would never stage huge Orwellian captions over Bush's head every time he makes a public speech.

You see, Rove knows that the nation is not a mob of violent, illiterate children, who respond powerfully to TV images. He knows that they are a rational, prudent, and well-educated electorate. Thus cunning manipulaton of TV images would never persuade Americans to support a vicious and destructive war.

John said...

Wow! My first troll!

Anonymous said...

What kind of troll would oppose the Iraq war? Hell, it's fun to kill them nasty furriners.

Our great soldier of Jesus President knows how to keep us all happy with a good wink,nudge every day. You know that Marine General Mattis? He is now real sorry that he said he likes killing (wink, nudge!). He's truly sorry - really he is.

Anonymous said...

She shouldn't be hugging that woman, she should be slapping George Bush for sending her son off to his death for his vanity and his cronies' pocketbook.

josh narins said...
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