June 15, 2003

Vidal Award She's back. Arundhati

Vidal Award

She's back. Arundhati Roy is wildly emoting anti-Americanisms again:

"Those of us who belong to former colonies think of imperialism as rape. So you rape. Then you kill. Then you demand the right to rape the corpse. That's usually known as necrophilia. Extending this horrible analogy, Richard Perle said recently, "Iraqis are freer today and we are safer. Relax and enjoy it." A few days into the war, the news anchor Tom Brokaw said: "One of the things we don't want to do...is to destroy the infrastructure of Iraq because in a few days we're going to own that country." Now the ownership deeds are being signed. Iraq is no longer a country. It's an asset. It's no longer ruled. It's owned. And it is owned for the most part by Bechtel. Maybe Halliburton and a British company or two will get a few bones. Our battle has to be against both the occupiers and the new owners of Iraq."

I'm not sure I follow Roy's tortured analogy and her juxtaposition of Richard Perle to things necrophilia-related. But I do know that Roy gets the latest Vidal award for wild anti-American rhetoric totally divorced from any factual moorings.

Posted by Gregory at June 15, 2003 08:26 PM
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