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"And I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide"

Friday, May 21, 2004

WE SHALL MEET IN A PLACE WHERE THERE IS NO DARKNESS
or, the painfully fitting
HERE COMES A CHOPPER TO CHOP OFF YOUR HEAD!


Jack, in the comments to my post announcing my link-to-righties project, says:
I'll have to post something really fascist so you'll link to it!
So far he's kept it pretty un-fascist over there (though the rules I laid out suggest that I'm less likely to link to overtly fascist stuff). But he does turn up the snark a bit on this niblet:
Send them to Abu Ghraib

'Four arrested in Iraq for Berg killing' - headline, Associated Press.

A cheap shot, I admit, but if you are going to have a Ministry of Truth you might as well use it on the right people.
I'm pretty sure he means Ministry of Love, but the snark stands.

Engaging snark countermeasures: One consequence of Jack's hypothetical sentence is that it would cause the Berg and Abu Ghraib stories to merge, thereby depriving certain people of the ability to complain that one story is getting more coverage than the other.

Of course, since the House just voted to demolish Abu Ghraib, the suspects could only, as Hamlet put it, suffer "in the mind".*

One more thing that hinders the fantasy: According to the AP story, two of the men arrested were released after questioning, and two others are still being questioned.

* - In the "to be or not to be" speech, the prepositional phrase "in the mind" alters "suffer", and not "nobler". Did y'all know that?

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