Wednesday, September 20, 2006

War on Terror Board Game

Two friends in Cambridge have produced a board game concerning the war on terror. It comes with game cards for terrorists to launch suicide bombings or dirty bomb attacks against "empire builders". Quite rightly the game has been condemned as insensitive. But look a bit deeper and listen to why the creators made it.

"It's designed to make you question who the terrorists really are. Are they the ones blowing people up with suicide bombers, or the ones destroying countries with planes?"

This way of thinking is not new; it is an old feeling of guilt that many in the West have succumbed to.