By Tony Hicks
Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 at 4:45 pm in Uncategorized.
The Washington Post is reporting that during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the CIA was knocking around the idea of discrediting Saddam Hussein by creating a video of the dictator having sex with an underaged boy. Which, of course, wouldn’t go over so well in Iraq.
Of course, they thought of this during the invasion, not before. Because that would’ve meant saving thousands of lives and billions of dollars … if it worked. Which it wouldn’t have, because – for once – when a third world dictator screamed that the United States was manipulating them for its own ends, he’d be right.
Well, OK – maybe not “for once.”
But it’s good to hear the CIA – as recently as 2003 – was still thinking in underhanded terms. Really, who wants a CIA you can trust? Not me. This is what the CIA is supposed to be doing – the short-sighted, really rotten and illegal stuff.
Of course, this is one of the stupidest ideas anyone has ever heard. But it’s hilarious. I can’t help but think of the little talking Saddam prancing around with Satan in the South Park movie (sorry – we can’t even show those clips on our website). They were going to make it all grainy, like Paris Hilton set up the camera or something. Then they were going to “flood Iraq” with copies. I don’t know exactly what that means, but I’m thinking when the populace over there saw the tapes falling from the open bomb bays of planes with “U.S. AIR FORCE” stenciled on the wings, perhaps they’d become skeptical.
They also, reportedly (I have to say that) made a video of someone pretending to be Osama bin Laden, sitting around a campfire swigging liquor with his cronies (played by dark-skinned CIA agents) and talking about their conquests of boys. Which prompts the question: Do all CIA plots have to involve making someone look like a child molester?