Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Daily Show - Iraq: The First 5 Years

A great video from The Daily Show with John Stewart about the five-year anniversary of the war in Iraq.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Brother, We should be careful how we present things. It is unfortunate that you shared this video with the foul language. As a Muslim blog I would expect some sort of recognition that things that are inappropriate will not be posted. Please use better judgment when posting.

paki girl said...

Anonymous: I think you might be being a tad overly sensitive. The words were bleeped after all. In my experience this is more than a Muslim blog it is a forum for open minded Muslim adults. Thus a few bleeps when necessary aren't the end of the world.

Brother Arif: jazaks for posting this fabulous video. It's a sad reminder of our state of affairs. And hey that's the magic of John Steward, his ability to put a touch of humor in otherwise grim news.

Huda Shaka` said...

Great video! Unfortunately, I don't think the Iraqis can afford to laugh about the war.

The video and its likes is definately a start, but I long for the day when American mainstream media looks at the consequences of the war on the Iraqis as well as themselves.

Gee Emm said...

Anonymous: I also think you are being over vigilant on the appropriateness of videos. The "foul language" is quite miniscule in relation to the overall content of the video, which is classic John Stewart satire. It certainly does not merit excluding its important message from the blog.

As to the overall content, what more is there to say but that this war will be viewed as one of the darkest moments in the history of the United States, and one that exposes many of the foundational problems within the U.S. Government.

From the fabricated and distorted intelligence data used to sell the war, to the blundered strategic planning of the nation-building that would be required in Iraq, to the brutal and inhuman torture enacted at Abu Ghraib, the sheer breadth of wrong decisions that have been made in this war effort is staggering.