Saturday, June 03, 2006

I've had it all wrong...

I had thought that Iraq reminded me of Vietnam. I mean, purely in terms of its complete catastrophic failure of planning, execution of mind-numbingly bad strategy, and waste of human life, you could see where I'd come to that conclusion.

And hey, I'm not alone.

But what Iraq really reminds me of--and I can't believe I didn't see it sooner--is Mad Max.

Below (via BoingBoing) are pictures from Marines of jacked-up trucks and SUV's that serve as military assault vehicles. Below that, stills from Mad Max. All you'd need is a ego-manical villain holing up in the desert ready to take on the steely-eyed protagonist. Nope, no similarities at all.

We report, you decide.

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