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.

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