Log in

No account? Create an account
05 May 2006 @ 01:42 pm
Al Qaeda blooper reel??  
I'm going to maintain a healthy skepticism, but if this is for real ... good show.

On the one hand, it seems odd -- the typical military/administration message is that al Qaeda is lurking in your basement and will pop out and eat your children any second. A video showing key members of the group screwing up would seem to defuse that and to humanize them.

But on the other hand ... footage of "tough guys" screwing up is funny. And it would seem to be a very good tool to improve the morale of their opponents. (I mean, how many videos have we seen with W. misspeaking or wandering the wrong direction?)

So I can respect this. As long as it doesn't include one of the fighters getting a soccer ball to the crotch. Or Bob Saget hosting.
E.T. Davidoffvettecat on May 7th, 2006 05:14 am (UTC)
Interesting. Does make you wonder...
Amy- ninja extraordinaire, bad monkeyninjamonkey73 on May 8th, 2006 12:47 pm (UTC)
America's Funniest Terrorist Videos
Yeah, I agree that it humanizes them, which is an odd route for the administration that brought us "evil-doers". On the other hand, showing them to be inept might be intended to deter young would-be terrorists looking for glory. Who'd want to sign up with that</> guy? I mean, if I want to be a martyr and not a fool, I'm thinking he's not the leader I want to fall in behind.

Right after this break, a piano playing cat sings a duet with Osama...