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Posted by PJ on April 20, 2003 at 21:38:15:
In Reply to: Stop the lies, Mr Bush posted by OP on April 20, 2003 at 20:49:02:
Ya know I sat down to watch Ben Hur again the weekend (Something of an Easter tradition for me) and it was fascinating the parallells one could draw between an almost 50 year old film from a novel over 100 years old written by General Lew Wallace and the current situation in Iraq.
You had the power and insensitivity and distanin of Gung Ho Roman soldiers and leaders coming marching triumphiantly into Judea in the face of opposition by the majority of the locals (Bar those who stood to benefit from their presence).
You had the baddie Messala willing to do anything including betray and selling out his former best friend for power even to the point of making a statement/ultamatim "Either you're for me or against me" (Sound familar to someone else?)
All in all a fascinating film which with each watching unveils new layers of insight
Of course the irony is that Mr Ben Hur Charlton Heston as the main man of the NRA has turned out to be one of GW Bush's strongest celebrity allies.