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Dubya's Danger Rating

9:30 AM -- If you're interested in public opinion, then here's a doozy.

Kim Jong-il might be lighting the nuclear fuse and strutting like a deranged peacock in North Korea, but George Bush Jr. is still a greater threat to world peace, according to an international poll conducted for a number of major newspapers.

Dubya also managed to beat off Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad in the poll that gauges which countries' policies are making the world less safe.

Check out the details on the Guardian Unlimited Website.

Tom Cruise was, unaccountably, not included among the poll choices.

— Ray Le Maistre, Axis of Evil Editor, Light Reading

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digits 12/5/2012 | 3:36:01 AM
re: Dubya's Danger Rating I am not happy with 'Maverick' Cruise. First he goes loopy and buys into Ron Hubbard's made up religion, and now he's gonna ressurect United Artists, which would be a good thing if one didn't imagine he will populate the decision-makers with his fellow scientologist loonies.

Should he be added to the Axis of Evil list? I vote 'Yes'!!!
Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:35:59 AM
re: Dubya's Danger Rating Like this guy?

http://www.stltoday.com/stltod...

"I don't hate Islamic people," he said. "We need to love these folks, go after them and love them, one at a time. We need to crucify them with Christ."
sfwriter 12/5/2012 | 3:35:57 AM
re: Dubya's Danger Rating re: "Are Scientologists really any more "loony" than any other religious zealots?"

Probably not, but the ones I've encountered are really, really strange. Probably the worst boss I've ever had was a Scientologist lawyer in LA.

Speaking of religious zealots, have you seen that Ted Haggard, the head of the National Assoc of Evangelicals -- who opposed gay marriage -- has stepped down due to a gay sex scandal? He denies having paid a male prostitute for sex:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/midt...
Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:35:51 AM
re: Dubya's Danger Rating Yes, Dubya talks the talk. He excels at that (grammar, syntax, and pronunciation aside).
As for actually doing something, well...
In fairness to Barb's boy, this sets him apart from neither his domestic opponents nor other world leaders.
The atrocity has continued for nearly four years now. What say we appoint another committee?
CoolLightGeek 12/5/2012 | 3:35:51 AM
re: Dubya's Danger Rating I suppose that if they asked the question:
Which country and current world leader is most likely and able to minimize the human tragedy in Darfur, what would be the answer?

savedarfur.org thinks its W.

http://www.savedarfur.org/page...

The recent television ads sponsored by the Save Darfur Coalition asking President Bush to take the lead in pushing for the deployment of a UN force in Darfur are not meant in any way to GǣbashGǥ the President, but rather to urge him to follow through on the good work he and his Administration have already begun. We are both cognizant and appreciative of the fact that the President has done more for the people of Darfur than any other world leader. In fact, it is because of his leadership thus far that we direct our pleas to President Bush now. The hard truth is that the United Nations does not have a standing army it can choose to deploy, it must instead rely on its member states to do the hard work necessary to actually deploy a peacekeeping force once that force has been authorized. As the strongest of member states, we believe that the United States, under the PresidentGs leadership, must lead the international effort to raise and deploy that UN peacekeeping force. While we are not calling for U.S. troops in Darfur, we are calling for the strong U.S. leadership necessary to ensure that a capable UN force is raised and sent to Darfur as soon as possible.


CLG
Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:35:50 AM
re: Dubya's Danger Rating WTF, CLG?
Thought we were talking about Darfur.
My bad.
CoolLightGeek 12/5/2012 | 3:35:50 AM
re: Dubya's Danger Rating Larry wrote: "The atrocity has continued for nearly four years now. "

I don't suppose you noticed the verdict of death by hanging for Saddam Hussein today.
Exactly which atrocity were you talking about?
It couldn't be that you think that helping out a fledging democracy to be able to protect itself from anarchists and jihadists is an atrocity? I guess that could be Monkey logic.

CLG
DZED 12/5/2012 | 3:35:49 AM
re: Dubya's Danger Rating "You remind me of the Hans Blix character from Team America, World Police"

On the other hand:

Hans Blix was right about Iraq and WMD, W wasn't.

While the US was messing around in Iraq, N Korea developed 'nucular' weapons and Duh-bya did nothing.

Who's the dummy?
CoolLightGeek 12/5/2012 | 3:35:49 AM
re: Dubya's Danger Rating Larry.
Acronym profanity unnecessary...
We were talking about W.

Ah, so what's a Monkey's answer to Darfur and/or Iraq?
Get another committee to send a very, very stern letter to those committing atrocities?

You remind me of the Hans Blix character from Team America, World Police.

CLG
"Ill" Duce 12/5/2012 | 3:35:48 AM
re: Dubya's Danger Rating Why do we care about Darfur? Is it because of the human suffering? Is it residual guilt for not acting sooner in Rwanda? Better yet, ask youself why we don't care about Darfur, in general, and Africa in particular? What about Sierra Leone, Chad, Cote D' Ivoire? Could it be that these other countries possess dictators friendly to American business interests?

No one seemed too upset about Nigeria, when Ken Sarawiwa was hanged for speaking out against the corrupt relationship between Royal Dutch Shell and the Nigerian government. Is Darfur on the list because of Bono or Angelina Jolie and her enormous...lips! Is it because you have Islamic militias most likely funded by Saudis fighting Christians and animists. Never forget that Christianity is a as foerign to Africa and Islam , and the conversions were as brutal.
Is America's role as an imperialist by default? I doubt AMericans have the stomache fro Imperialism for it is a game that requires both brutality and discrimination. It requires demeaning the other culture as sub-human. In the past it was called Orientalism, in the futre past it may be called Americanism.
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