Shock and Awe
“Buried in Iraq's clay and dirt is the history of Western civilization. Great empires once thrived here, cultures that produced the world's first wheel, first cities, first agriculture, first code of law, first base-sixty number system, and very possibly the first writing. A brutal plundering of this rich cultural heritage has been taking place in broad daylight ever since the 2003 invasion of Iraq,” reported journalist Diane Tucker. Since the invasion of Iraq, ancient cities have been turned into strips of land for military bases. Priceless artifacts have been sold on eBay for a hundred dollars. The National Museum of Iraq was looted, losing thousands of artifacts, while US soldiers protected the Ministry of Oil. Shock and Awe, tells of this destruction through the very act of vandalization.