"Generation Kill" Commands Iraq War Genre to "Stay Frosty"
"Observe everything, admire nothing," Lt Nate Fick advises his platoon Marines as they're on the move in hostile territory during the invasion of Iraq. Rolling toward Baghdad in lightly-armored humvees, Fick's warriors have every reason to be wary, or "stay frosty," as Sgt Brad Colbert similarly counsels. Fortunately for viewers, such heads-up guidance also appears to have motivated the creators of HBO's Generation Kill.
Saturday, August 23, 2008(2 comments)
Tom Hayden Warns Netroots to "Recognize the Georgia Conspiracy"
Tom Haden's inspiring cautionary article in The Nation argues that "the same Republican neocons who fabricated the reasons for going to war in Iraq are back, and now they have been paid to trigger a new cold war with Russia that benefits John McCain." While still advising activists to vote for Obama, Hayden justly recommends hightened criticism of the Democrat's "hawkish mimicry of McCain."
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Memo from the late Sen. Mansfield to Sen. Biden--RE: The new cold war
Pursuant to your recent trip to Georgia, and your warning that "Russia's actions in Georgia will have consequences," I want to plead for your resistance to pressures for an irreversible revival of the cold war. That is what America's unconditional support for Georgia could well amount to.