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This so cool!

NewsMax.com has made a "Deck of Weasels"
"The Pentagon’s Iraqi Most Wanted “Deck of Death” playing cards was a huge hit with Americans.

Now, NewsMax.com is raising the ante – with the Deck of Weasels, depicting the 54 worst leaders and celebrities who opposed America and were key members of "The United Nations of Weasels."

This hot new set of playing and informational cards – which will surely be a collector’s item – depicts the enemies of America and Iraq’s liberation in a satirical way while revealing the evidence of their hatred – their own quotes against America!"

Such quotes as:
French Prime Minister Chirac's most infamous quote: “Our position is no matter what the circumstances, France will vote 'no.'”

Woody Harrelson's “This is a racist and imperialist war. The warmongers who stole the White House (you call them ‘hawks,’ but I would never disparage such a fine bird) have hijacked a nation's grief and turned it into a perpetual war on any non-white country they choose to describe as terrorist."

Former Attorney General Ramsey Clark's “Far from being a threat to the United States, or any other people, Iraq has been a victim of U.S. aggression for 12 years.”

Martin Sheen's "By some demented form of logic the men, women, and children of Iraq are relegated to collateral damage' as the dogs of war slouch toward Baghdad."

Senator Ted Kennedy's "Instead of persuading the dissenters at home and abroad, the Administration by its harsh rhetoric is driving the wedge deeper."

Representative Sheila Jackson Lee's "The President has demonstrated his resolve to go to war, but has provided no reason to do so at this time, and no reason why war is the answer."

Representative Dennis Kucinich's "Unilateral military action by the United States against Iraq is unjustified, unwarranted, and illegal."

Jesse Jackson's "When there is no hope left, we fight to reflect our emptiness and lack of vision."

This is great stuff! I want one!

OK so it is disturbing that anyone thinks these quotes are "anti-American" but at least they collected a bunch of cool quotes into a handy deck of cards.

Comments

Re: Babs

If I bought the deck I would still have to type in all the quotes. The site lets you click on the names of people and see a close up of the card, so you can read all of the quotes there. If you want to do all that typing I would love a copy.

Deck

That is so hysterical! I was rolling around my cube giggling! Seriously though, that whole card thing creeped me out. Like war is some kind of board game ... I want to know how much of my fucking tax dollars was spent designing a deck of cards to look like Iraqi politicos and then distributed to millions of troops? How much! Probably a kajillions dollars. It's just so sick!

Time-honored tradition.

In World War II, US troops were issued decks of playing cards that featured silhouettes of aircraft, enemy and otherwise, all labeled as such. They were regarded as a big success in educating the troops to recognise the planes in the air, and thus potentially saving their lives. Similar decks probably still being made.

Armies in the field typically have lots of "down time", where they have nothing to do but sit and wait. Playing cards is a very common passtime. Looking at the cards is an integral part of playing cards. Familiarity with the cards makes it easy for troops to recognise the "52 most wanted" they are looking for.

And designing and printing up decks of cards like that is not that expensive.

Re: Time-honored tradition.

... Designing and printing up decks of cards like that is not that expensive ...

How much interaction with Iraq's 52-most-wanted would the common solider have I wonder? But regardless, if it cost more than like, $1, I want my hard earned taxes back!