April 8, 2006

Registering My Dis-chord


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How is it that the MSM refuses to make any connection between the complete f–k up in Iraq, and those in the administration that were, are, and continue to be responsible for it?

This fawning piece about Condi Rice’s love affair with the piano leading Saturday’s newyorktimes.com is beyond comprehension.  As well, doesn’t anybody get the parallel — between her falling short in her aspiration to become a professional musician and the same exact circumstance regarding her ability to professionally conduct the affairs of state?

I’m appalled.

…Meanwhile, I offer a few “comparable” images from Iraq:

Iraqpiano1  Iraqpiano2  Iraqpiano3


(image : Stephen Crowley/The New York Times.  April 9, 2006.  Washington.  NYT.com.  image 2: AP Photo via Boston.com.  April 11, 2003. Caption: A looter sits at the piano in the lobby of the Al-Rashid hotel in Baghdad.  image 3: unattributed. Iraq 2003-4. texansforpeace.org. image 4: Lefteris Pitarakis/AP.  Baghdad, Monday, April 21, 2003. US Corporal Matt Sweazy 25 from Saint Louis Mo plays the piano in one of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s palaces.  via cfpeople.org.image 5: IPT.  June 17, 2003.  Baghdad.  A smashed piano and looted bookshelf in a Baghdad Music School. via electroniciraq.net)

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