After seven weeks in India, its back to George Bush’s America. With its headlines about Bush vowing to overturn Roe v. Wade, and words like “freedom,” “truth” and “democracy” being hurled about like missiles. It occurs to me that no matter how bad things get in India it never feels quite this depressing. The Indian government would have to resign on charges much less serious than Abramoff, Katrina and of course the war.

Weekendcover

I finally know I am home after reading our erstwhile neighbor, Joe Sacco’s documentary comic on the Rumsfeld case (Thank you Thom Powers). It makes for depressing reading, but its a fine piece of documentation, not the least because of what it has to say about the act of documenting atrocities.

Update: The link to the comic is a pdf download