An autopsy of an Iraq image | Arkansas Blog

Monday, January 3, 2011

An autopsy of an Iraq image

Posted By on Mon, Jan 3, 2011 at 7:28 AM

Want something to read? Try Peter Maass' reconstruction in the New Yorker of the most famous image of the war in Iraq — the toppling of a massive statue of Saddam Hussein after troops rolled into Baghdad. The image, most everyone knows now, was an oversold bit of triumphalism. Maass concludes that the fault in this episode lies more with the media than (as with Mission Accomplished) Bush administration packaging, but the image would have grave impact on events that followed.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (8)

Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-8 of 8

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Charter school accountability: Non-existent in Arkansas

    A state audit finds charter school spending violated state law, but the state Education Department says it has no responsibility for ensuring proper management of charter schools. Say what?
    • Mar 5, 2016
  • UPDATE: Hutchinson moves to cover himself on cut to War Memorial Stadium

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson apparently felt the burn from KARK's exclusive Tuesday night on his plans to cut state support of War Memorial Stadium in half beginning July 1, 2018. He has a so-far secret plan to make the stadium self-sustaining. We bet that doesn't include state support.
    • Oct 20, 2016
  • Policy group urges opposition to new charter seats in Little Rock

    The Arkansas Public Policy Panel is urging supporters of the Little Rock School District to tell state Board of Education members they oppose applications to be heard this week to dramatically expand the number of charter school seats in the Little Rock School District.
    • Mar 9, 2016

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation