Attempts at anti-war humor
: Two columnists try the same lame joke. From Greg Palast at Working for Change:
Former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein was taken into custody yesterday at 8:30 p.m. Baghdad time. Various television executives, White House spin doctors and propaganda experts at the Pentagon now wrestle with the question of whether to claim PFC Jessica Lynch seized the ex-potentate or that Saddam surrendered after close hand-to-hand combat with current Iraqi strongman Paul Bremer III.
From Linwood Barcley in the Toronto Star:
Details are still a bit sketchy, but American forces in Iraq say a lot of the credit for tracking down Iraq’s elusive dictator has to go to Private Jessica Lynch.
“If she hadn’t decided to interrupt her book tour to come over here and give us a hand,” said L. Paul Bremer, the U.S. administrator of Iraq, “Saddam Hussein would probably still be out there somewhere and who knows when we would have found him.”
The laughtrack of the pissy.