William Gibson links to a Boston Globe piece by James Carrol on Iraq and it’s worth starting at his blog as he has printed a W.S. Merwin poem from 1967– Asians Dying. Then you can go to the James Carrol link at the Boston Globe.
Things are in really bad shape in Iraq. It’s hard to imagine how we can stabilize the situation. We are wreaking as much damage as the insurgents but that’s OK because we are obeying the rules of engagement. I’m not sure how you explain that to a corpse.