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December 21, 2005

Thank God Our Leaders Are Etc., Etc., Etc.

Previous installments in the never-ending "Thank God Our Leaders Are Completely Different From Saddam Hussein" series can be found here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

Let's take another look at this article about Saddam Hussein's trial. Here Saddam is addressing a man named Mohammed, who had been tortured by his goons:

"I realize there is pressure on you and I regret that I have to confront one of my sons," Hussein said to Mohammed. "But I'm not doing it for myself. I'm doing it for Iraq. I'm not defending myself. But I am defending you."

Huh. That sounds strangely familiar.

White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card said yesterday that President Bush views America as a ''10-year-old child" in need of the sort of protection provided by a parent...

''It struck me as I was speaking to people in Bangor, Maine, that this president sees America as we think about a 10-year-old child," Card said. ''I know as a parent I would sacrifice all for my children."

Card then added: "As part of sacrificing all for my children, I tap their calls and imprison them indefinitely without charges."

Yes, indeed. Just as all Iraqis must want to say it to Saddam, all Americans surely wish to tell President Bush: Thanks, Dad!

Posted at December 21, 2005 09:24 AM | TrackBack

The wingnuts have pretty much sapped equivalence and relativism of meaning, not so ironically by the practice of cognitive relativism.

Posted by: Rotifer at December 23, 2005 04:50 AM

Our Dear Leader and His minions have dictated that you sign this. Or else.

Posted by: Stash at December 23, 2005 11:20 AM

Funny, I kept thinking that it was Bubble Boy who was the 10 year old child we grownups needed to beat some sense into.

Posted by: No Blood for Hubris at December 24, 2005 01:13 PM