Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Iraq lorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet

Which means, "take your lumps like a man and stop yer cryin'!"

18 1/2 Minute Gap is referencing a No More Mister Nice Blog post about a hidden White House web site extolling the virtues of the Iraq War:

Yep - that really is the White House web site.

Befitting the Bush administration's impeachable "disassembling" before the invasion, and criminal neglect in the post-invasion period, there's no real news reports - just a bunch of "lorem ipsum" dummy text.

Happily, Cicero's 45 BC treatise, On the ends of the good and the evil, has found a good home among the featured non-news items on the White House web site.

The actual translation reveals the ironic truth about Iraq:

We denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of the pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue.

Read more about the use of lorem ipsum at and Wikipedia.

I'd like to make another suggestion for the Iraq Renewal page:


Or maybe this... there's a possible justification for monkey boy's dream to reach Mars - he's thinking that aliens will be able to bring an end to his godforsaken war in Iraq!


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