Thursday, April 29, 2004

A Very American Occupation

Gallup just released a new poll of Iraq. You can read an excerpt of the Gallup analysis at the archive of LBO-talk, a listserv moderated by Doug Henwood, the editor of the Left Business Observer.

What makes the current occupation of Iraq so very American -- notwithstanding the shrinking multicultural Coalition of the Willing -- is the occupier's apparent determination to poll, caucus, and focus-group the occupied to death.

If any independent film-maker is plotting a satirical attack on the US occupation of Iraq, I'd suggest that the film's protagonist (or rather its straight man) be a hapless Iraqi surveyor employed by an American polling firm.

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