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Re: “In the Valley of Elah

Information on each item in the Iraq war fiction list above may be found here -

Posted by Tony Christini on 09/20/2007 at 10:57 PM

Re: “In the Valley of Elah

Years into the American invasion and occupation of Iraq, where is the flood of anti-war novels that a decent society would produce? Where is the novelistic exposure of religious and academic, corporate and governmental forces that have built and maintained support for an invasion and occupation that has been judged to be illegal by the head of the United Nations and legal experts across America and the globe, and has increased the likelihood of attack against the US, and was based on fraud as known in advance, and meanwhile has killed thousands of American troops, wounded and debilitated tens of thousands of others, and killed more than a million Iraqis, maimed countless more, created millions of refugees, and has otherwise destroyed their country? The war's current and growing cost of half a trillion US tax dollars seems slight by comparison. Where are the novels depicting the scandalous nature of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq, an illicit aggression that has created one of the greatest humanitarian crises in the world today? Below - the good and the bad, and the in-between - an incomplete list of Iraq War fiction: IRAQ WAR NOVELS: Hocus Potus - Malcolm MacPherson The Sirens of Baghdad - Yasmina Khadra Last One In - Nicholas Kulish Homefront - Tony Christini Still the Monkey - Alivia C. Tagliaferri The Scorpions Gate - Richard A. Clarke The Human War - Noah Cicero Greendale as graphic novel - Neil Young & Joshua Dysart Homeland - Paul William Roberts Outsourced - R. J. Hillhouse Body of Lies - David Ignatius IRAQ WAR PLAYS: The Wolf - Sean Huze 1984 - Tim Robbins Peace Mom - Dario Fo Stuff Happens - David Hare IRAQ WAR FICTION FILMS AND VIDEO: Lions for Lambs Over There Valley of the Wolves Iraq The Tiger and the Snow Stop-Loss The Situation G.I. Jesus 24 A Mighty Heart Home of the Brave Grace is Gone In the Valley of Elah Rendition Redacted Homecoming Embedded Body of Lies Battle for Haditha Iraq War Documentary Films and Video: list at Wikipedia

Posted by Tony Christini on 09/20/2007 at 8:32 AM

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