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.