Colonialism Endures ‘Without Being Seen to Do So’

Michael Schwartz’ (TomDispatch, 7/9/09) quote from a New York Times Baghdad report that “much of the complicated work of dismantling and removing millions of dollars of equipment from the combat outposts in the city has been done during the dark of night” includes the reason for this secrecy having to “take place at night”: “Fewer Iraqis are likely to see that the American withdrawal is not total.” To Schwartz, “acting in the dark of night, in fact, seems to catch the nature of American plans for Iraq in a particularly striking way”: Last week, despite the death of Michael Jackson, […]