March 31, 2003

Heaven forbid that someone voice an opinion that runs contrary to the will of the state, especially in front of the enemy. How can anyone believe that we're fighting to bring "American freedom" to Iraqis when U.S. citizens are punished by U.S. corporations for exercising their freedom of speech while in Iraq? Arnett is a goddamn Pulitzer Prize winning war correspondent who probably knows more about war than the kids currently fighting for the coalition. But since his analysis of the situation runs contrary to what the American propaganda machine is putting out, he got the boot.

It's like the various "united front" arguments that some government officials have been spewing. The ones that laughably claim we should refrain from exercising our freedom of speech to prove that every American wants to "liberate" Iraq so that Iraqis can enjoy the freedom of speech.

Hahaha! Well, the man's got a sense of humor, that's for sure. "I am still in shock and awe at being fired." Posted on March 31, 2003 12:17 PM

thank you, jacob, for keeping a lucid, a lucid mind and an ear to the tracks.

a lucid-track mind-ear. you know what i mean. can a mind be lucid? your arguments. lucid. thank you. goodbye.

Posted by: kt on March 31, 2003 01:55 PM

If Queensryche can sing about silent lucidity, I think Jacob can have a lucid-track mind-ear. A one-lucid-track mind-ear, even.

Posted by: sean on March 31, 2003 02:46 PM

this bit of news is just depressing (not surprising though). i can't really believe that we're fighting to free the iraqis when our government and corporations were involved in supplying saddam with military force in the first place. damn two-faced bastards.

Posted by: jade on March 31, 2003 04:30 PM