Now that the "blame the media" meme is back at full strength, thanks to people like Laura Ingraham demanding that the Today Show broadcast footage of smiling Iraqi children, I thought it would be a good time to reprint something written back in June 2004 by Adam Blust on his now-defunct weblog, Words Mean Things.
The Iraq War: A Play in One Act
RIGHT: That hornet's nest is interfering with my enjoyment of our tree. Let's poke it and get all those hornets out.
LEFT: What, are you crazy?
RIGHT: No, it's a great plan. I have this giant stick and I'm not using it at all. Here goes!
[swarm of hornets emerge, stinging both Right and Left]
RIGHT: Damn you, Left! You didn't help me poke! This is all your fault.