Enter your email address to subscribe to Irregular Times and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 221 other subscribers

Irregular Times Newsletters

Click here to subscribe to any or all of our six topical e-mail newsletters:
  1. Social Movement Actions,
  2. Credulity and Faith,
  3. Election News,
  4. This Week in Congress,
  5. Tech Dispatch and
  6. our latest Political Stickers and Such

Contact Us

We can be contacted via retorts@irregulartimes.com

My Proposal For The National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial

Yesterday, Senator John Boozman introduced S. 995, a bill to authorize a National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial, commemorating what has popularly become known as the first Gulf War, the precursor to the disastrous invasion and occupation of Iraq by the United States.

It’s an interesting idea, to memorialize one of the most embarrassing periods of American foreign policy and military history. What would this new war memorial look like? Where would it be placed.

desert storm memorialI have a suggestion.

I propose that the following serve as the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial: A series of motor oil stains on the pavement of the 4th floor of a parking garage just down the block from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C.

I couldn’t think of a more apt reminder of what American soldiers were really fighting for in the first Gulf War.

Leave a Reply

  

  

  

You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>