Iconoclasm’s no better. People being upset at the “mission accomplished” banner, when what they should be upset about is banal everyday violence of war and the absence of affordable healthcare.
We who object to wars must object to the lies which facilitate them. Seems basic.
My most depressing moment when visiting alaska was standing on the beach and seeing a bald eagle grab a dead fish from the rocky shore and start flying off with it. A lone seagull gave pursuit, and the eagle relinquished his prize to the rat of the sea.
And to date there has never been a turkey that has backed down to me. Benjamin Franklin was right.