On the Bush Mosaic

A few short days ago the United States reached the fifth anniversary of its military involvement in Iraq.

Yesterday — Easter Sunday, for those of the Christian inclination — another milestone was passed. The four thousandth American soldier fell in Iraq.

An artist has commemorated that dubious milestone with a photomosaic of President Bush and Senator John McCain, using photos of the fallen soldiers.

I find myself at a loss for words.

There’s something cognitively dissonant about a mosaic of Bush and McCain laughing, when the photos used are of soldiers they and their policies have sent to their deaths — Bush, for starting the war on the flimsiest of pretexts; McCain, for his tireless advocacy of “The Surge.”

There’s nothing to say.

The mosaic speaks for itself.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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