Other things going on in the news around the reports of Saddam Hussein’s capture:
- Modern art pieces are being added by MoMA in anticipation of its completed new building, including a Jasper Johns piece, as well as some Picasso.
- The New York Times runs out of superlatives praising The Return of the King. As Jackie Harvey would breathlessly report, can Oscar’s call be far behind?
- And, in a nod to other current events, I note the Truth Laid Bear is following the reactions of webloggers—conservative webloggers—to the capture of Saddam Hussein. Including a Jackie Harvey-esque touché to those who opposed the war, in which TLB misreads the opposition as wishing for the continued sovreignty of Saddam. I’m sorry, Mr. Bear: you must have missed the part where the President lied to our allies, the UN, and us about the reason for the war. No, Saddam does not deserve to be returned to power. But nor does he deserve to be trumpeted as the successful culmination of President Damn-the-Constitution’s fight against terrorism, while GIs are dying daily in Iraq, while al-Qaeda grows ever stronger, and while the architect of the single greatest act of war committed on US soil remains at large.
Oops. Guess the last one slipped in…