America’s Greatest Failure

This is a three-part mural condemning the US invasion of Iraq. On the left, President George W Bush is sucking on a tube of oil while pocketing a fistful of dollars, while oily bubbles with dollar signs float out of his ears. In the middle, a “British support hook” belittles the role of the UK in the “coalition of the willing”. And on the right, a Vietnam-era poster is repurposed for the current situation: a tattered stars and stripes is still flying, over a scene of death and mass destruction. The invasion began on March 20th, 2003; US troops did not leave until 2011. Divis Street, Belfast.

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Copyright © 2004 Peter Moloney

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