Ted Rall's latest post
in its entirety:
Time to Trade Up
Saddam Hussein, influenced by fascism, ordered the deaths of tens of thousands of people, fought two disastrous wars, turned his nation into an international pariah and ruined his country's economy.
In other words, his record is identical to George W. Bush's.
As we saw at his "arraignment" before a U.S.-picked Iraqi puppet tribunal last week, however, there is a difference between the two men. Hussein is much smarter, funnier and more erudite than Bush. When Saddam pointed out that Bush was the real criminal, who could argue? He even managed to defend the invasion of Kuwait! So why not swap them out? We get Saddam Hussein as our president; the Iraqis get Bush. Consider the benefits: we get gargantuan statues and a leader capable of using language--think how fast he'll solve the Palestinian issue! and they get, well, the guy who's really in charge anyway.
Ted's just reaching now. See, Michael Moore is stealing all of Ted's thunder. Rall used to be the "go to" guy for asinine quotes. With F911 all the rage now, poor Ted (who is miffed that Moore didn't invite him to the opening of the film) has been relegated to the back of the shelf.
What else could explain this steaming pile of crap? Last I checked, Bush wasn't gassing his own people, building torture rooms in the White House, running unopposed, watching while henchmen decapitate people who oppose his views, stealing oil for food money or growing a silly mustache.
Ted knows this. He's just going through a rough time right now. Moore has surpassed Rall in conspiracy theories and outright lies about the adminstration and he's making millions doing it to boot. Teddy boy is languishing in New York, still virtually uknown outside of political junkie circles, still churning out badly drawn cartoons that repeat the same stale punch lines over and over again and still making about one hundredth the money that Moore is making. Moore is the celebrity du jour now. He's practically spearheading Kerry's campaign by proxy.
And Ted, well, he's just still Ted. This latest post is just Ted's way of trying to out-Moore Moore.
I think we should feel bad about this. I was thinking we could all send him an e-card. In fact, I made one that you could just add your signature to. Send it to email@example.com
I think Ted would really appreciate it. I definitely take him for a wallow-in-pity kind of guy.
(More on this at Ted's full of crap