Monday, October 02, 2006

Where To Begin . . . .


Winking Jesus: Local residents claim this image of the character known as "Buddy Christ" was left by U.S. forces after an early-morning raid in Baghdad's Sadr City.

This was part of the Day in Pictures over at the Chron today. I'm not sure what's the funniest or most disconcerting part of this image and caption pairing; could be either part, or both parts together. The image is, in fact, The Buddy Christ, from Kevin Smith's fine film, Dogma.

As you can tell, the Buddy Christ isn't exactly the average image of Jesus. So if it's a faked photo, the locals made an interesting, enlightened really, choice. If our boys left it behind, well, hard to know where to sart on that - but I think the end is somewhere far from the hearts and minds of the Iraqi people.

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