How Is the Iraq War Like a Frontal Lobotomy? Well I read a nasty iceman was carrying a block of ice up to an apartment, back in the "icebox" days (actually not too long ago, refrigeration began on war ships its said) and fell with ice pick down the stairs after slipping. The icepick became lodged up his nose in the frontal lobes severing them. He became a changed man, his whole demeanor (odd word) changed. The medical procedure was performed in a similar fashion. I suppose the iceman is President Bush and the Iraq War the copied diabolical result.