Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Don't Miss the Super War II

In Borders bookstore tonight I noticed a Point of Sale display for a book called "Dessert Warfare" the coming war in Iraq. The cover said the book contained all the latest poop on the likely war strategies, the weaponry, the forces on each side, etc. With this book warphiles can closely follow the war as it unfolds and keep tabs on how many points each side scores. I can imagine these people sitting before the TV watching CNN and rapidly flipping through the book to find the likely weapons system or smart bomb that just blew up the building on the screen in front of them. It's all rather ghoulish isn't it? What does this kind of book say about us?

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