A whale of a problem in Iraq

I’ve been searching lo these many years for a decent visual metaphor that could in some small way capture the US policy experience in our War on Terror in general, and Iraq in particular. Ah, the miracle of YouTube.

h/t Bill Simmons.

The Discussion: 8 Comments

LOL! Cowboys will be cowboys. Next target, IRAN.

February 1, 2008 @ 9:47 am | Comment

What a metaphor. Great to see you, Jeremiah.

February 1, 2008 @ 10:23 am | Comment

HAH! I’d seen that before, but not for a while. Great metaphor indeed.

February 1, 2008 @ 3:54 pm | Comment

Whale strandings are common where I grew up, and so long as the whales are still alive, we’ll do whatever we can to get them back in the sea, but if they’re dead… well, that video has got to be one of the stupidest things I ever saw. It’s so incredibly stupid I can’t even call it funny. What kind of idiot would’ve dreamed up that idea? Oh wait, the Iraq war….

February 1, 2008 @ 4:23 pm | Comment

The problem with the metaphor is that Iraq didn’t wash up on our shore. What we did was more like blowing up a whale in the middle of the ocean because it might die and wash up on our shore.

February 2, 2008 @ 10:20 am | Comment

No, we went out into the ocean and found the whale, killed it in order to save it, dragged it to our shores and then blew it up because it was starting to stink.

February 2, 2008 @ 4:59 pm | Comment

Wow, Lisa, that is great – you should be a writer!

February 2, 2008 @ 5:19 pm | Comment


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