Sunday, May 02, 2004

Abuse of Iraqi Prisoners

The photo of the Iraqi prisoners naked and forming a human pyramid made the front page of our local newspaper today. I had heard about the abuse of the prisoners, but I have to admit that my first thought, on seeing the picture, was that it looked like something the National Endowment for the Arts might have funded.

While I'm totally not in favor of abusing anyone that way, it just strikes me as ironic that if Robert Mapplethorpe had thought to do this and take pictures, the metrosexual art-house crowd would have been clapping their hands profusely and praising his artistic merit.