Friday, March 18, 2005

Wrong War and Vice Versa?

A good thought for the weekend, from page 97 of my copy of Melville's Moby Dick:

"But when a man suspects any wrong, it sometimes happens that if he be already involved in the matter, he insensibly strives to cover up his suspicions even from himself."

Slice from Iraq:

By RAWYA RAGEH, Associated Press Writer BAGHDAD, Iraq - When U.S.-led forces invaded Iraq two years ago, Adnan al-Eiby was thrilled. He thought that once Saddam Hussein was toppled, Iraq would become a flourishing Western-style democracy.

"But now, I walk down the street and all I see is death — innocent people blown up by terrorists and others shot by the Americans," said the 32-year-old chauffeur. "I'm fed up with life. We pinned our hopes on the Americans but they let us down."

End slice:

Is W, like Ismael, weaving his own tourniquet and tightening it about his neck and eyes?

1 comment:

SheaNC said...

Melville is popular lately... the other day, used this quote of his:

"Of all the prepesterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed."