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Here's a gallery of the recent protests in numerous world cities (via Jed Hartman).

Yes, the sheer numbers of protestors is significant, but I have to admit the following jumping out at me:

Two of the cities (Kiev and Ramallah) showing portraits of Saddam being held up. Is this not an expression of support for Saddam?

Two pics labeling Bush a "Butcher" (Johannesburg and Ottowa). Yes, that's right. Bush became president via a closely contested election settled by the Supreme Court. Saddam took power by purging anyone he worried might not be loyal to him, ordering the other half of the party members to execute their former colleagues via firing squad (he also had it videotaped and circulated the images as a warning to any who might think about standing up to him). Yeah, Bush is a butcher.

A pic of a "protest" in Baghdad. Including this photo as if it's a legitimate representation of Iraqi public opinion is grotesque (as is talking about the "Iraqi Parliament" and "decisions" they make). You have to be an utter fool to present the machinations of a police state as if they are expressions of an open society.

So many of the images suggest a complete lack of moral or political perspective, and the presentation of this series of photos suggests the same.

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