Friday, August 20, 2004

In Bad Taste

When I saw this ad, I was overcome with a feeling of confused disgust. I'm not sure whose idea it was, but it just doesn't seem like it would play well with any demographic. It's an obvious message, and a very tacky delivery method; especially during the Olympics. It's no surprise that the ad has the Iraqis up in arms.

If some contend that the American adventures in Afghanistan and Iraq were principled defenses of the homeland and universal human rights-- Afganistan more likely; Iraq still questionably-- then the insincerity of a tacky political ad about this fact only degrades its reality.

Of course Afghanistan and Iraq can't escape the grasp of political opportunism, though one would hope that at least some things aren't politically distorted.

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