Friday, February 08, 2008

Exhaustion

Top prize at the World Press Photo awards has gone to Tim Hetherington for a photograph of an American soldier, exhausted after a pitched battle with the Taliban in Afghanistan. The judges said it communicated "the exhaustion of a nation".

The nation in question will be pressing forwards, continuing to do the heavy lifting for the free world, to the shame and disgrace of us in Europe, long after the judges of this competition have collapsed, spent from issuing fatuous and false prophecies about America.

1 comment:

patrick said...

The nation in question will be pressing forwards, continuing to do the heavy lifting for the free world, to the shame and disgrace of us in Europe

Peter?! So, you are both supporting interventionist foreign policies and thinking that we in the west live in the 'free world'?

Shurly shome mishtake?