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Iraq Shock and Awe

The Meaning of Shock and Awe

David Bromwich | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
David Bromwich

A mixture of aesthetic admiration for the bombing and bafflement at the meaning of the Iraq war was common even then and remains so today. Indifference to the mass suffering and deaths inflicted on Iraqis by the unprovoked American attack of March 2003 has been an unaltered fact of American public discussion in the past decade.