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War Targets: Bomb Iraqi Television

Posted to Poetry and Politics

This surreal war keeps getting more surreal.

A very serious radio reporter noted (paraphrasing): After 5 days of bombing, we are just now getting around to bombing Iraqi television and many wonder why this action wasn't taken sooner.

Indeed. The television as strategic target.

I can't make up my mind which is the more perverse tool of state control: Iraqi TV with its lunatic leader droning on about great victories in the desert; or American TV with its grave newscasters interviewing drooling ex-military men about "damage assessments" and "legitimate targets".