18 June 2006
Iraqis may have captured two American soldiers.
Hardly a week has gone by and Iraq has resumed its downward sprial out of imperialism's control. Last week the hand shandyists were hugging themselves with glee over the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and telling themselves that a tipping point had been reached.
Now, not only has the cull reached 2,500 Americans, but the imperialists seem to have lost two soldiers who may have been taken prisoner by the Iraqis.
It is quite possible that they are dead, of course, but the agitprop value of two Americans, dressed in natty orange jumpsuits telling the video camera how much they hated fighting in this war is too good to miss.
Let's hope that the Iraqis don't pass up the opportunity.