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January 15, 2007

Thank God Our Leaders Are Completely Different From Saddam Hussein

Here's the transcript from the famous "Wolves" ad run by the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign:

ANNOUNCER: In an increasingly dangerous world... Even after the first terrorist attack on America ... John Kerry and the liberals in Congress voted to slash America's intelligence operations. By 6 billion dollars ... Cuts so deep they would have weakened America's defenses. And weakness attracts those who are waiting to do America harm.

(On screen: Several wolves eye the camera, as if preparing to attack.)

BUSH: I'm George W. Bush and I approve this message.

You can watch the whole thing here.

Now, this appears on page 91 of the Pentagon's Iraq Perspectives Project, based on captured recordings of Saddam speaking with subordinates: [Saddam] often reminded his close advisers, they lived in a very dangerous global neighborhood where even the perception of weakness drew wolves.

Posted at January 15, 2007 04:47 PM | TrackBack

George W. Bush -- livin' the dream.

Posted by: Aunt Deb at January 15, 2007 05:23 PM

The only difference is one of them is dead now.

So I guess we know who is the most vicious. Vicious being a virtue I've never championed.

Posted by: SPIIDERWEB™ at January 15, 2007 07:08 PM

Awoooooo! I think I'll go listen to some Warren Zevon. Excitable Boy, or Werewolves of London, which is more appropriate?

Posted by: dr2chase at January 15, 2007 10:42 PM

This is sooooo unfair...Wolves don't cause as much trouble as States with Agendas.

Posted by: En Ming Hee at January 15, 2007 11:14 PM

"I think the Iraqi people owe the American people a huge debt of gratitude, and I believe most Iraqis express that. "


I learned from the Thundercats that one should never expect a favor for a favor.

Posted by: Darryl Pearce at January 16, 2007 01:48 AM

Don't worry... Prolly many around the world are setting up charity donations to buy a nuke. Then the American people will be rewarded for their generosity. After all, it's a "beacon of democracy"... Always was and always will be... So all this, what was, what is and what will be is the *will of the people*... Why just piss on Bush and Cheney when millions upon millions support them ?

Posted by: at January 16, 2007 05:08 AM

by their works shall ye know them? the bush cabal,i mean, not the lazy iraquis or those that dance with them and/or wolves.

b/t/w, there was a great counter-ad spoofing both the bear and wolves ads, replacing the bear with a teddy type and the wolves with puppies. anyone remember it for a link?

Posted by: Jesus B. Ochoa at January 16, 2007 12:24 PM

How many parts does this occasional series of yours now have? You must be up to at least 100.

Posted by: Anna in Portland (was Cairo) at January 16, 2007 01:51 PM

I third you on the 60 minutes interview, Dr. Klopp.

The Iraqis owe us a "huge debt of gratitude"? Oh, thank you. Thank you, America and George Bush. Without you, we would have that pesky running water and electricity. Without you, we wouldn't have nightly curfews and daily bombing events in the street. Without you, many of our relatives would still be living. Without you, our children would have more arms and legs. Without you, we wouldn't be displaced from our homes.

What Iraqis in their right minds wouldn't be dropping to their knees to thank us?

And, as a fan of wolves, I'm offended by that commercial on all possible levels.

Posted by: blondie at January 16, 2007 02:24 PM