Sunday, December 11, 2005

Dept. of Bad Analogies

At the end of a downbeat meditation on Iraq's future, Juan Cole writes:

The pipe dreams spring eternal, but they are mirages. In the near to medium term, those Americans who rush through the desert sands in the torrid miasma of the Iraqi midday sun, seeking to throw themselves into the shimmering lakes of peace and prosperity just over the horizon, will be found later at the foot of a dune, lips cracked and skin blackened, their eyeballs the food of scorpions and lizards.

Obviously, this is an extended analogy, but good grief, one done in exceptionally poor taste.

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