April 18, 2003

RIDING THE METAPHOR WAVE

The symbolism swirling this week has been obvious and pervasive.

Good Friday ... liberation from sin.

Iraq ... liberation from tyranny.

Passover ... liberation from oppressors.

Detroit Red Wings ... liberation from the Stanley Cup Finals.

Okay, that last one was a stretch.

But I've been thinking a little lately about the term "Weapons of Mass Destruction" and the fact that pundits are clucking about us having not found the chemicals we were alleging that the Iraqi regime had.

And then I read about 120 people in a bunker being freed by our tanks. And about Kurds finding thousands of bodies in mass grave sites. And about elaborate and horrific torture chambers. And about a prison for toddlers and children in southern Iraq that was liberated by our military.

Forget drums of chemicals. There's been a holocaust of Iraqi souls going on for three decades. The mass destruction caused by the pain and tyranny and persecution and murder pales in comparison to what a cloud of serin gas could do.


Posted by Jeff at April 18, 2003 07:14 PM | TrackBack
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