“Know Thine Enemy”

The title is from an Op-Ed piece in today’s electronic version of the NY Times.  It is a  documentary about the  US occupation of Iraq.

The occupation raises many feminist issues, and I’m not even tempted to try to give some simple statement of some of them.  But the  6+ minute documentary is well worth watching, even if you can just bear to watch some of it. A central and important conclusion it supports is that the invasion could not have worked, even if it had been well planned; the insurgency is enacted often by ordinary people who care about things such as honor/honour much more than the architects of the war understand even today.

Among the feminist questions raised is:  Whose are the  values  and who is paying the price?  There aren’t easy answers.