Saturday, April 24, 2004

A Dead Donkey

This just in from Reuters:
Angry residents held up bloodied human remains to television cameras filming the scene, accusing U.S. helicopters of firing missiles at the market.

A dead donkey lay on the road, its guts spilled. Local residents put a sign on its back saying "This is Bush." ("At Least 13 Iraqis Killed in Baghdad Market Blasts," April 24, 2004)
Unbeknownst to Iraqis, the dead donkey acquires rich symbolic significance in the United States in the election year other than the meaning intended by them.

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