Credit: Adam Zyglis, Buffalo News
Sight Gags” is our weekly nod to the ironic, satiric, parodic, and carnivalesque performances that are an important part of a vibrant democratic public culture. These “gags” may not always be funny or represent a familiar point of view, but they attempt to cut through the lies, hypocrisy, shamelessness, stupidity, complacency, and other vices of democratic life. We typically will not comment beyond offering an identifying label, leaving the images to “speak” for themselves as much as possible. Of course, we invite you to comment … and to send us images that you think might deserve a laugh or at least a wry and rueful look.
Only 4,683 lives lost? Does that mean that all the who-knows-how-many ordinary people who died at the hands of the “coalition forces” weren’t alive? And thus their family and friends don’t feel any loss?