Friday, April 09, 2010

What Happens When A War Is Now Longer Being Marketed?

Interest in things like, "You can get photos of those KIA" start to wane.

There's two ways to look at this though. First, that Bush may actually have been right in his ban for no other reason than the "if we weren't talking about it, no one would care" rationale.

Another way (as hinted by the title) is that after Bush left and Obama got in, the desire to use war as part of some weird 24-hour political infomercial disappeared. Think about how much Iraq and Afghanistan news came out during the Health Care Debate: yes in both cases there were deaths; but prior to the last year plus the former was the story that was being used to define where we were as a country. It's saying a lot that the "we have to fight them over there so we don't fight them here" has been replaced with "get the government out of my medicare."

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