We are not in Kansas anymore für elektronisches Quartett
Headlines extolled Operation Iraqi Freedom as exemplifying a „new way of war" (Copley News Service), a „new art of war" (Daily Standard), or a „new style of war" (Baltimore Sun) in which ..precision bombing" (NYT), ..precision weapons" (Baltimore Sun), ..pinpoint targeting" (Financial Times), and .pinpoint attack" (London Times) would „hit hard, hit fast, and protect civilians" (Baltimore Sun). This makes it possible to wage war while „sparing civilians, buildings, and even the enemy" (NYT) or „sparing the country and its people" (Minneapolis Star Tribune). Once again, „advanced weaponry" and „a more mobile force have shown their worth" (Baltimore Sun). Headlines echoed General Tommy Franks description of the war as „unlike any in history" (NYT, Associated Press) or „like no other" (NYT). With this „pivotal war" (Defense & Foreign Affairs' Strategic Policy), „war enters a new age"(Minneapolis Star Tribune) in which „advances shorten war and save lives" (Omaha World Herald). Carl Conetta, Disappearing the Dead: Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Idea of a „New Warfare"
Toto, I‘ve got a feeling we‘re not in Kansas anymore.
Judy Garland als Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz von Victor Fleming, 1939
The march to war hurt the economy. Laura reminded me a while ago that remember what was on the TV screens – she calls me, ‚George W.‘ – ‚George W.‘ I call her ‚First Lady.‘ No, anyway – she said, we said, march to war on our TV screen. George W. Bush, Bay Shore, New York, 11. März 2004