December 8, 2006

Just When Things Were Going So Well


(The Real Deal)

Could The Economist have been any clearer in its opinion of the Iraq Study Group Report?  In an unorthodox move, the magazine even converted its cover into an editorial.

The publication might have had an allergic reaction to the ISG, but the graphic symbolism employed is incredibly cynical, suggesting that America has been moving forward and up in Iraq, and that almost any correction (of force, commitment, heavy breathing) would necessarily involve a retreat and descent.

(Re-Revised 12/11/06)

(image: The Economist.  December 7, 2006.  Cover.

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