November 8th, 2004

breaking bad

Misery

As the assault on Fallujah begins, I think this quote encapsulates everything - the theology, the attitude to strength, the dehumanisation of other humans, the invisibility of women and children - that is wrong.

"The marines that I have had wounded over the past five months have been attacked by a faceless enemy," said Colonel Brandl. "But the enemy has got a face. He's called Satan. He lives in Falluja. And we're going to destroy him." (from the BBC)