Where’s your Shock and Awe now?

This depressing little tale of a soldier’s disillusionment with the war in Iraq is a pretty good read. I hadn’t heard the words Shock and Awe in quite awhile. That’s probably for a few reasons. When you’re busily rewriting history so that your atrocious war is a humanitarian effort rather than an anti-terrorist homeland security activity, shock and awe doesn’t mix well with humanitarian. It also continues with this administration’s never look back (except in the case of 9/11) policy–who needs 20/20 hindsight when you’ve blacked out the rear window? And lastly, it just doesn’t sound very nice. I believe that Shock and Awe will be looked back on as one of the darker moments in American history.

Update: Oops, via The Left Coaster.