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quadriga Donating Member (306 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:03 PM
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Pride of Baghdad
<<<POSSIBLE SPOILER>>>

Anybody read this? It reads like a bunch of propaganda clap-trap. Based on a true story, the graphic novel focuses on a group of lions that escape the Baghdad zoo during Bush's Shock & Awe rain of terror. Although it doesn't call it that in the book. The group wanders around a bombed out city and then is shot by U.S. troops. Going from a life behind bars, the zoo(Saddam's Iraq) to the freedom of wandering the streets(provided by Bush?). The message being that they lived for a while in freedom. The lions are a metaphor for Iraqi citizens. Collateral damage. Opsie-daisy. Anybody else, care to weigh in? I may be off but I think that it's written apologetically to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
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TomInTib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:20 PM
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1. I believe that it was a real event.
I am almost positive that I read some account of this, 'way back when.
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:25 PM
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2. possible spoiler? definately
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tachyon Donating Member (520 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:32 PM
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3. The BBC had a story about it
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beastbitten Donating Member (16 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:45 PM
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4. And there is an interview with the author...
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