Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Ya wanna see something really scary?I said a while ago I would try to make a usuable image of this and I finally did. And, yes, I know it isn't Halloween until Oct. 31.
It's the cover of German news magazine Der Spiegel for Feb. 18, 2002, over a year before the Iraq War began. It features (l. to r.) Colin Powell as Batman, Rummy as Conan the Barbarian, Bush as Rambo, Dark Lord Cheney as a mob hit man and Condi-Condi as Xena the Warrior Princess. As appropriate as they all are, Cheney's is especially so. And this was years before he actually shot somebody in the face. The caption says, "The Bush Warriors: America's expedition against Evil".
The weirdest part about this is that all five of the subjects thought this was a flattering portrait.
John Shelton Lawrence reported in Blood Brothers: Bush's Rambo Delusion San Francisco Chronicle 08/25/02:
That American policymakers share the pleasure of superheroic fantasy was revealed this past spring in an incident with German news magazine Der Spiegel.You just can't make stuff like this up. At least I can't. I just don't have the imagination.
Tags: authoritarianism, bush administration, bush doctrine, daniel coats, spiegel
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Defend the bad against the worse."
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