Khakra

Thursday, June 01, 2006

The King of morons

I've seen the dumbest U.S. politician and he goes amazingly low for a vote. Point in case: Rep. Steve King of Iowa. He's not even savvy like another person we know.

His office recently created this pathbreaking report pointing out how Iraq was safer than Washington DC. The death rates in Washington DC (41 odd per 100,000) are higher than Iraq (27 per 100,000), statistically making Iraq a safer place, the moron said.

"But I recommend not to visit," he continued, with that politician smile. Of course you idiot, we're not dumb. But only if he had researched a bit more.

His report doesn't account for the death rate in Iraq's real battle zones. Only major cities, where people jam their asses at home besieged with fear of getting killed by a car bomb. People aren't stupid, they know fear when they smell it.

So where did the data come from? "From a site called" icasualty.org." A Google search revealed no such legitimate site. He was actually referring to icasualties.org, a compilation of Iraq death reports issued by CENTCOM, or Iraq's Central Command.

King's next big thing really made my blood boil. "Iraq is not being portrayed correctly by the news media."

So incensed I was that I'm still clenching my teeth. Just a few days ago, two fellow journalists died covering Iraq and one was badly injured. More than 65 have now died covering Iraq since the war started in 2003.

Reporters in Iraq are dying in the search of truth, and they are accused of "misleading" people, that too, by a politician? Journalists do mislead people, no doubt, but look who's talking here. A political chimpanzee named King, who relies on scummy data available and doesn't even get that right. Some politicians treat reporters like soldiers, but this guy was operating on a few joints.

King's job is to mislead people, so he was just doing his job. Point is, he doesn't know how to add style and substance to his crap talk, making him a well-equipped moron.

Iraq technically being a safer place than DC. Hmmm. I'm still astonished. Let alone thinking, how can anyone even *say* that?

5 Comments:

Anonymous brimful said...

Snap! Amen to that.

Not to mention- bragging that there is a higher death rate in DC is not exactly politically savvy either, even if it was actually true. What does it say about a politician if he is celebrating the deplorable crime rate in the nation's capital?!?

8:10 AM  
Blogger Id it is said...

I guess Mr King is contemplating buying a retirement home in Iraq!

2:35 PM  
Blogger Khakra said...

King has taken over my imagination. In Senate house, he actually constructed a sample wall to be retrofitted along the Mexico border to prevent illegal immigrants. (His grand slam recommendation: parts of the wall be made from cardboard(?!?!)).

This is just one wall, he said proudly. "My son's company will do a bang up job making the wall across the border if given the contract," he added (or something like that. He recommended Halliburton after his son's company for the contract.)

In the same speech he proclaimed himself the Son of Texas, whatever that means.

8:35 PM  
Blogger ME said...

yeah! How can u even say that especially after 9/11??

2:24 AM  
Blogger Bhagyalaxmi said...

Trust the politicians to come up with crap and try to convince the people that it is the fact.

7:52 AM  

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