How Channel 4 assassinated President Bush


If we are to give up a kinder gentler world, why not consider a bolder tactic.  Instead of shock and awe, where you pull your punch and leaders like Osama, Saddam, and Nasarella end up getting away because they can hide,  make the leaders the first targeted strike while they are sill bold enough to talk in public.  Make that the first act of the war.

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  1. war
  2. tactics
  3. assinations
  4. wishful thinking
  5. death of a president
  6. movies
  7. seth cartoons
  8. ahmadinejad

Comments


Mark de LA says
seth 2006-09-03 10:33:32 4320
It's a bit different when you write a docu-drama after the historical period vs when you write one before the historical period.  The former is a perversion of history, the latter a perversion of the future.  Obviously the latter is more dangerous ... self fulfilling prophecies and all of that.  I almost did not publish this item for that reason ... it is too scary to contemplate that somebody would acutally get an idea from it ... not to mention that were i a hawk in the pentagon planning a war against Iran that i would need to consider it as a valid senario.
Yep I held my tongue for that exact reason & the thought that it didn't need any more publicity.

Mark de LA says
Yep! I am waiting for a docudrama that assassinates president Hillary Clinton & the first husband. 

Mark de LA says
In Iran, unfortunately, you would have to get rid of all the mullahs.  The president is just a puppet who also happens to be insane;  CBS & Mike Wallace notwithstanding.


Mark de LA says
M 2006-09-03 10:34:04 4320
BTW, WW-I is said to have begun with the assassination of archduke Ferdinand of Austria.  (We are so much more civilized these days )



From the Wikipedia references.

Seth says
I watched this on video last night.  I'll give them A for realism.  But i was boored stiff.  Chaney's response was muted ... i wonder what he really would have done. 


Mark de LA says
M 2007-04-15 12:05:09 4320
I wonder if the thin grey line between inciting homocide or a treasonous act & free speech has been crossed here. Unfortunately, I suspect that it is politically incorrect to ask that question out loud.  It would be fun to imagine that instead of W it was JFK!  Of course one of my favorite series deals with such material - 24, but the president is fictional.

You might have pointed to the trailer- I am not likely to buy the DVD.

Seth says
M 2006-09-03 10:27:53 4320
Yep! I am waiting for a docudrama that assassinates president Hillary Clinton & the first husband. 
Yep, certainly lines are crossed all the time.  A line was crossed when i made the cartoon in the item ... and i was aware of it and thought long and hard about it.  Apparently i published it anyway, because here is is ... not so sure that i would have published it today.  I look on media as a kind of national fantasy ... watch out what you you wish for.  For example i have this fantasy about how suitcase nukes get into the US and get deployed ... i've been encouraged to write it because it would make a good movie ... but somehow i can't get behind it ... too real ... too scary ... too far over the line.  24 doesn't do a good job, imho, ... i would go for realism.  Prob with realism is that it is too real.  Don't want to write the instruction manual for my own destruction.


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