Clone covers update

Clone clovers update: This week marks the third Time-Newsweek Clone Covers of 2004. (Visit Clone Covers, 2003, for an explanation and archive.) By this week last year, there had been four clone covers. Perhaps, it can be argued that the covers this week are not clones but rather first cousins as they do not have the exact same image or headline as in past examples. However, the cautious glazes of soldiers on each cover and the message implication that both covers share clearly place them in the clone category. (Besides, it’s my blog feature and I call ’em the way I see ’em.)

April 19, 2004

I’ll leave it to the warbloggers to argue how ridiculous it is to equate Iraq with Viet Nam or to point out how consistently the hand-wringing Monday-morning punditry of the “major media” has over-stated the hopelessness of each new military action in this current war. However, below, I remind you of two separate clone covers weeks from last year that, except for this year’s cover heads that sound like movie or book titles rather than last year’s interrogatory headlines, are clones of this week’s clones:

September 1, 2003

April 7, 2003