Monday, May 21, 2007

The Fog of War Mission Accomplished

Yesterday's Week in Review Section in the NYT featured this picture by Joao Silva:

Aftermath of a suicide bombing in Iraq, by Joao Silva

To me, it perfectly encapsulates the mess in Iraq. The NYT's caption labels it, in part, "the aftermath of a suicide bombing," but it's pretty clear that they chose it for its powerful symbolic value -- panicked people fleeing from a disaster, with only murkiness ahead. Nice shot.

I asked Dick Cheney what he thought the picture represented, and he said, "Cutting and running."


2007-05-21 22:34 EDT

(Just a little wordsmithing.)

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