Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq

by Christopher Cerf and Victor S. Navasky, Illustrations by Robert Grossman

3.75 stars

This book is mostly comprised of out-of-context quotes from "experts" in reference to Iraq and the war. Dripping with sarcasm, it is very one-sided and does a very good job of making our government officials and other "experts" look like idiots (not saying they aren't, but it's obvious what the aim was with this book just by looking at the cover). I did learn some new things from the book, but mostly it just confirmed what I had already surmised from living and breathing in the USA right now.


  1. Question is - did it make you laugh? Looks like it may be funny, but sometimes this things just make me upset more or cry, unless they're deliberately funny. Did you laugh? Out loud?

  2. No, not really. I fell asleep a lot, actually... but I've been tired so that's not surprising. I suppose some of the illustrations were funny-ish, but for the most part, like you said, it just made me feel sick and a little depressed to know these were the people running the country and feeding the news.