Sunday, May 07, 2006

Oxymoronic House Select Intelligence Committee

Oh, this one is so rich! I held off on it because I just couldn't believe our House Select Intelligence Committee could be so misled so badly. No, I'm not talking about how the Bush Administration supposedly pulled the wool over their eyes in making the case for an invasion of Iraq. I'm talking about a report from Reuters, printed in the Washington Post and at FOX News:

"Battlefield 2" ordinarily shows U.S. troops engaging forces from China or a united Middle East coalition. But in a modified video trailer posted on Islamic Web sites and shown to lawmakers, the game depicts a man in Arab headdress carrying an automatic weapon into combat with U.S. invaders.

"I was just a boy when the infidels came to my village in Blackhawk helicopters," a narrator's voice said as the screen flashed between images of street-level gunfights, explosions and helicopter assaults.

Well, DanceThisMess over at the ChronWatch forums posts a link to a couple of gamer sites containing some interesting information. You can download the video and read the posts of the person who made it by following this link.

The ominous quote about a being "just a boy when the infidels came" may be recognizeable by some readers. It is the voice of Trey Parker, one of the creators of South Park, and the "just a boy" speech was lifted directly from the movie Team America: World Police in the making of the video. Truly an embarrassment for our media and our congressional intelligence.

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