It’s not just a fortress in Baghdad: The Green Zone is a metaphor for America itself. Our Bullshitter-in-Chief takes it with him wherever he goes. So do the rest of his thugs, from Mr. Fat Backside on down. We needed no reminding. You probably don’t either. But Tom Engelhardt’s “Green Zoning It All the Way” does a good job of that. (Thanks to the indefatiguable Doug Ireland for pointing the way to it on his necessary blog.)
We’re seriously considering a new moniker for the Bullshitter: Mr. Green Zone.
Postscript: New necessary reading, “The Hidden Power” by Jane Mayer, appears in this week’s New Yorker. It’s a profile of David Addington, “a secret architect of the war on terror,” but it’s not online. A Q&A with Mayer, “Cheney’s Cheney,” is.