Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Racism at the heart of Imperialism

I haven't commented so far on the photos of torture that are coming out of Iraq. No comment is necessary as the horror is being shown for all to see, with of course much less being revealed besides the pictures from the whistleblowers. However this Guardian article by Ahdaf Soueif puts it into the proper racist context. Surprising, the Washington Post also follows through with an article about the brutalizing effects of colonial wars and how the new images will define America in much of the world for decades now.