This is about one of those, “What the hell is wrong with humanity?” moments.
The other night I was up at 3am watching TV, only because I need a new home computer. Usually I’m on the net, editing, reading, exploring.
I go through spats: waking up at some ungodly hour; needing to do anything other than try to go back to sleep for an hour or two. You see if you stay in bed when this happens it just lasts longer. I’m told it’s not uncommon for older people to go through this.
I wish to hell I had slept through an ad they played over and over again in the wee AM hours.
Ad starts: flaming, smoking towers. Voiceover: serious, mournful: all about how horrible that day was. Then start with the George W. clips. Voiceover cheerily brags about how we, essentially, “took it to them.” Of course no corpses of the innocent, broken families, or fleeing citizens dare apply for a single mention. No talk of how the Taliban promised to give up bin Laden… how we let him escape at Tora Bora, or how we might have been able to skip 99.9% of the whole death and destruction part of this horrific gig… or how this was all used as an excuse to make more widows, motherless and fatherless children, in Iraq. Iraq: a country that didn’t have a damn thing to do with 9/11.
The truth just gets in the way when you’re trying to make money off of death and the misery of others, I suppose.