Upon the capture of "Saddam" last December, I posted a theory that the ousted Iraqi leader might in fact be grizzled character actor, Jack Elam...or at least an ingenious animatronic fascimile. Every few weeks, Bush could wheel out this little pet of his and have him recite the democrat party platform, thus making us progressives look like a bunch of raving, anti-American nutjobs. Well now the badger's out of the potato sack, amigos.
Insisting on being addressed as "Turkey Creek Zeke Calhoun, President of Iraq", the faux Saddam appeared defiant and combative, referring to one young judge as a "low down, yellow-bellied sidewinder" lacking the legal authority to try him. During another heated exchange, "Saddam" threw down his coon-skin cap in disgust and called Kuwaitis "no good, egg-sucking dogs". But it was when Hussein took a swig from a jug of whiskey and denounced Bush as a "mangy, mealy-mouthed polecat" who went to war to steal Iraq's oil and "put a burr under Allah's saddle" that I knew we were being sold a bill of goods.
Bush may think he's fooling us with this latest scheme of his, and you can butter my butt and call me a biscuit if alot of right-wingers don't fall for it. But those of us who aren't blinder than a bat on grampa's moonshine see this charade for what it really is: just another wagon-load of GOP snake oil.