Sunday, May 22, 2005

Iraqi art

From Lance in Iraq (more at this link):

NOTE: This one may need to be explained to liberals. In this picture, the US is being portrayed as a champion of human rights. That is the way we are seen by most Iraqis because they are perceptive.

I pointed this art out to a liberal friend, who immediately retorted that surely this was simply an enterprising Iraqi taking advantage of American military sentiments to make a few bucks. Could be, I suppose. But wouldn't the simpler and more likely explanation be that it is exactly what it appears to be? Especially coming from an artist, with, one suspects, sentiments of his own...

Click the photo for a larger view. Better yet, go to Lance's blog!

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