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If you live in the US, it is almost impos­si­ble to go a day with­out hear­ing or see­ing a live update on the war in Iraq. Whether you are for or against the effort, it is clear that this con­fronta­tion has changed the way every­one views war — literally.

I must say that I am some­what fas­ci­nat­ed by the abil­i­ty to view war cor­re­spon­dants rid­ing along with US mil­i­tary units into bat­tle, forg­ing through the desert, mor­tar fire land­ing along­side (occas­sion­al­ly), fight­ing blind­ing sand­storms to reach their objec­tives. I only wish the media was not so dead-set against show­ing us the uncen­sored view of the war — too many times has his­to­ry wait­ed too long to come clean on the bru­tal­i­ty of con­flict, and each time it only shel­ters us even more from the actu­al cost of war.

That said, I could also do with­out the 24-hour cov­er­age — I’m ashamed to admit I’ve done lit­tle work since the war began, spend­ing more time glued to the TV screen (or the radio) than any­thing else.

I won­der what’s on CNN right now…

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Tuesday, March 25th, 2003.


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One comment on “War”

  1. Posted by Carsten on Tuesday, April 1st, 2003.

    - offtopic -

    Damn, almost thought you stopped writ­ing for your blog!

    At least we now know what you’ve been doing the last few weeks (glued to the TV screen etc)