No one thanked me for my service, and all praises be, I was not among those who were killed, wounded or traumatized on our side or theirs?
I was a veteran in the same sense that I was, as a journalist, for years, totally absorbed in the war from the building to the first shots fired and bombs dropped, as a daily blogger, a film maker that made WMD: Weapons of Mass Deception about the media war that was fought alongside the invasion and two books discussing that coverage in detail. Embedded (Prometheus Books, 2003) and When News Lies: Media Complicity and the Iraq War (Select Books, 2006). I later commented on the issues for Al Jazeera’s global website.
After such a deep immersion, I was burned out and delighted to focus on another issue, the war at home–the Financial Crisis.… Read the rest