Saturday, February 12, 2022


Fell down a minor rabbit hole of Iraq war discourse while hunting for something else, and I was just reminded of how it was a nonstop barrage of bullshit over a period of years (2002-2006 especially, but really through 2010 or so), and those few of us with any kind of public platform* who were generally opposed to our glorious adventure there just spent years being confronted with it.

The lies largely weren't even there to sell the ongoing military project, they were there because "punching hippies" was at least 60% of the point of it.

Dealing with bullshit like that is mentally taxing!

*Yes it's absurd that "some guy with a blog" is on the list of people with a public platform opposed to such an endeavor, as it was absurd that Janeane Garofalo was the most prominent war critic allowed on cable news.