Tuesday, March 25, 2008

What did you do during the war, Dad?

The New York Times is running four consecutive pages of postage-stamp-sized photos of dead young Americans who weren't greeted as liberators in Iraq. While the CEOs of the top-30 defense contractors earned an average of over $9 million last year, including the CEO of Lockheed-Martin, who earned nearly $30 million, these boys were killed. Their golden parachute is a shroud. They have been denied respect by the Bush-Cheney junta for fear that photographs of their returning flag-draped coffins will undermine the war-effort. By the way, the profits at the top 30 defense contractors have risen by nearly 65% since the war began over five years ago. By the way, this war has lasted longer for the US than WWI, WWII and the Civil War. By the way, during the war, we shopped for really fabulous Manolos.

PS: To see all the mammon-murdered soldiers in a wonderfully-impactful interactive display, please visit:

Basically one portrait is divided up into 4000 little squares, and any square you click on reveals a portrait of another dead soldier. Pay particular attention to the ages of the dead. 19, 27, 21, 22, 29, 18.

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