April 12, 2003

Fallen Icons

I watched part of the toppling of the Saddam statue in Bagdad live on Fox and thought it was cool that a US tank was helping a few hundred folks do the deed. In the hours and days followed this modest event has been hyped as being comparable to the tearing down of the Berlin wall. This seemed like quite a stretch to me. Robert Corr at Mentalspace suggests that this was more a staged media event then a spontaneous expression of the Iraqi people.

Posted by Steve on April 12, 2003
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