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The spectacle of war: security, legitimacy, and profit post-9/11

Chapter


Abstract


  • On the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, Martha Raddatz from

    ABC's Good Morning America interviewed Vice President Cheney about

    progress in the war. The result was one of the most stunning admissions

    in recent memory of the irrelevance of 'the people' to the political process,

    particularly as it concerns war.

    CHENEY: On the security front, I think there's a general consensus

    that we've made major progress, that the surge has worked. That's

    been a major success.

    RADDATZ: Two-third of Americans say it's not worth fighting.

    CHENEY: So?

    RADDATZ So? You don't care what the American people think?

    CHENEY: No. I think you cannot be blown off course by the fluctuations

    in the public opinion polls.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Buchanan, I. M. & Guillaume, L. 2009, 'The spectacle of war: security, legitimacy, and profit post-9/11', in R. Braidotti, C. Colebrook & P. Hanafin (eds), Deleuze and Law: Forensic Futures, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. pp. 179-197.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1474

Book Title


  • Deleuze and Law: Forensic Futures

Start Page


  • 179

End Page


  • 197

Abstract


  • On the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, Martha Raddatz from

    ABC's Good Morning America interviewed Vice President Cheney about

    progress in the war. The result was one of the most stunning admissions

    in recent memory of the irrelevance of 'the people' to the political process,

    particularly as it concerns war.

    CHENEY: On the security front, I think there's a general consensus

    that we've made major progress, that the surge has worked. That's

    been a major success.

    RADDATZ: Two-third of Americans say it's not worth fighting.

    CHENEY: So?

    RADDATZ So? You don't care what the American people think?

    CHENEY: No. I think you cannot be blown off course by the fluctuations

    in the public opinion polls.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Buchanan, I. M. & Guillaume, L. 2009, 'The spectacle of war: security, legitimacy, and profit post-9/11', in R. Braidotti, C. Colebrook & P. Hanafin (eds), Deleuze and Law: Forensic Futures, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. pp. 179-197.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/artspapers/1474

Book Title


  • Deleuze and Law: Forensic Futures

Start Page


  • 179

End Page


  • 197