Tuesday, November 21, 2006

In the culture

It's not something that official or respectable pundit opinion in the US had yet grasped, but Abu Ghraib is now well embedded as a cultural reference point -- sufficiently so that it can be worked into hip-hop lyrics, as with Lupe Fiasco's Daydreaming:

I Had To Turn My Back On What Got You Paid
I Couldn't See Had The Hood On Me Like Abu Ghraib

As much as thinking about a plan to extricate itself from Iraq, a future White House will need to think about how to rescue its image.

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