Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Baudrillard Call Your Office

If this story claiming that Saddam's capture was faked is true, I will hereby renounce all of my claims against post-modern analysis of the media and become instead its greatest advocate.

Although one thing puzzles me. Based on the soldier's description, Saddam's capture involved a showdown and a firefight. Wouldn't this have been a far more compelling story? "Brave US Marines Engage In Firefight - Capture Saddam!" It certainly would be the more exciting TV movie. Finding him in a hole seems such a poetically-just ending to the once fearsome dictator that faking it seems so sophisticated. Maybe it was Wolfowitz who cooked it up.
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