Skip to comments.Anyone else see a connection between the "GI Joe" hostage hoax and the election? (vanity)
Posted on 02/02/2005 5:09:06 PM PST by xlib
I can't help seeing a connection between the election and the "GI Joe" hoax. In 3 days, the Iraqi attitude toward the "insurgents" has gone from fear to defiance to ridicule (assuming the hoax is getting the play over there that it's getting here.) That can't be good for recruiting. Meanwhile, Iraq's police and army seem to have turned a corner as well, in the opposite direction.
please pass the bowl bogart.
I think doll recruits have probably dropped off.
Thanks for the informative vanity.
I am of the opinion that the jihadis honestly intended to use the photo as a recruiting-tool.
Where can I see the "GI Joe" hoax video? Or photo?
I'm not quite that optomistic. I think they'll fight on in Iraq, in hope that the process that began on Sunday will derail somewhere along the line. But the view of them as dead-enders sticks a lot better now.
Google for hostage doll . You'll have more than enough of them.
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Seems unlikely. Then next "Tickle Me Elmo" joke that comes out of Iraq will be the first. EVER.
The closest analogy would be the "Evil Bert" signs, where screeching anti-Americans were cluelessly parading signs of Osama Bin Laden next to Bert from Sesame Street. WE thought it was hilarious, but the joke went over their heads.
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I think Ted Kennedy had it done,................................. gota go watch Bush
"I am of the opinion that the jihadis honestly intended to use the photo as a recruiting-tool."
I'm guessing it was made by pro-US middle east hackers to make the Islamists look foolish and ineffective.
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