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"Mike and Jon, Jon and Mike—I've known them both for years, and, clearly, one of them is very funny. As for the other: truly one of the great hangers-on of our time."—Steve Bodow, head writer, The Daily Show
"Who can really judge what's funny? If humor is a subjective medium, then can there be something that is really and truly hilarious? Me. This book."—Daniel Handler, author, Adverbs, and personal representative of Lemony Snicket
"The good news: I thought Our Kampf was consistently hilarious. The bad news: I’m the guy who wrote Monkeybone."—Sam Hamm, screenwriter, Batman, Batman Returns, and Homecoming
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