Monday, September 27, 2004

The Farce Is With Us

Last week, James Taranto at the Wall Street Journal's website referred to a rather funny blog that had a post about John Kerry and that he is rather analogous to Star Wars' C-3PO. The original post can be found here.

Upon further review, Star Wars also contains rather good analogies to George Bush and his henchmen… uh… fellow government officials.

Put Bush in the Governor Tarkin role.

He overseas an army made up of a single race despite the multitudes of possible species that could be allies.

His right hand man is a guy who skulks in the shadows, talks with a rather raspy voice, and is the real power in the outfit.

They attack a planet that never attacked them, in an attempt to get the rebel terrorists to reveal themselves.

He refuses to listen to solid intelligence that, by using small, individual attackers, rebel insurgents may be able to defeat the most powerful military force ever created.

He declares a "moment of triumph" after which the rebels succeed in battle, are are emboldened, and the intensity level of the war escalates beyond anything anticipated.

George Lucas was a later day Nostradamus.

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