Don't burn the flag. Wash it!
This is the new blog...CONFESSION ZERO
(Flag by Ben Heine)
The Bush administration has justified its war against Iraq on three grounds: Saddam Hussein's alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction, his links to so-called terrorists, and liberating Iraqis from oppression and tyranny.Advocates of war in the US administration claimed that Iraq had continued to develop WMDs, and with Saddam Hussein capable of making them available to organisations such as al-Qaida, it put the US at imminent risk.However, a closer analysis of US behaviour, as well as the thinking of the pro-war camp inside the Bush administration, reveals that the justifications were convenient excuses for mobilising US public opinion.The war on Iraq was planned over several years, promoted by an influential group of neo-conservatives, made possible by the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, and marketed by the right-wing pundits and media.
(Tottem by Ben Heine)
U.S. October Death Toll in Iraq Hits 70…The military says the sharp increase in U.S. casualties - 70 so far this month - is tied to Ramadan and a security crackdown that has left American forces more vulnerable to attack in Baghdad and its suburbs. Muslim tenets hold that fighting a foreign occupation force during Islam's holy month puts a believer especially close to God.
Revolution!The power scale is bending, disturbedBy bomb laden souls bent against empire.It isn’t terror… it is tragedy.Shakespeare could not have crafted it better.Revolution!Upon the riddled carcass of wars yowlAnd the slaughter of human cellsUpon the somber sands of death,This drama crests inside its fourth act.Revolution!The scene now set with harrowed seraphsFeeling bursts of metal strafe the waning soul,And ending their hallowed harvestWeary of this; our sloping future.Revolution!Man cannot sustain this blast;War penetrating even the angel’s love.The life taker and the giver, entrenched,Bogged down in the black swampUnable to right their self-same falling;Indistinguishable in their smirking speechAnd muck ridden paws they murder the other.Revolution!Upon the riddled carcass of wars yowlOf obliteration of human cellsOn the somber sands of death,This tragedy’s inside its fourth act.Copyright © 2006 mrp / thepoetrymanBen Heine - Cartoons