Thursday, May 27, 2004

Let there be light

A joke recounted by Dahr Jamail of the Alaskan New Standard, who recently spent time outside of Abu Ghraib with the relatives of detainees, catches something of the realities of our occupation on the other side of the globe from "progress" toward Democracy and Freedom. "In the dark humor that has become so popular in Baghdad these days," he writes, "one recently released detainee said, 'The Americans brought electricity to my ass before they brought it to my house!'"