Winning the War on Terror? No, not so you’d notice.
Just as Dumbledore was once driven from Hogwarts at the mere mention of Voldemort’s name, the ghost of bin Laden was sufficient to place the US on worldwide alert and close down its embassies. If it were only an over-reaction based on chicken-shittiness, it would be bad enough. Unfortunately, it is probably also an intended distraction from the scandals that are overtaking this Administration, try as it might to escape.
This is a disgraceful time to be an American. We have subjected ourselves to complete surveillance and control by a government that excels at nothing but terrorizing ourselves. As unnerving as this fact is for us, those of you around the world who depend on the United States as a force for stability and peace have been officially placed on notice that we are no longer mentally or morally up to the task. The Post-American Age is upon you.
1. Profiles in Cowardice: Songs about greasing your shorts in the face of danger.
2. Down But Not Out: Sucks when our enemies are pluckier, more determined, and braver than we are no matter how many of them we kill, I know.
3. Superpowers Anonymous: Powerless against Kryptonite car bombs. Where have the heroes gone?
4. Due to security precautions, there is no #4.
5. Partisan Distractions: Pretend you’re an Administration official and play a song that has anything to do with something other than #1 through #4.
Barack’s Boastful Bonus: Choose a song about someone making ludicrous claims which were subsequently proven wrong or simply making ironic statements.
Mississippi Yankee: Too Afraid to Love You by The Black Keys
pfluffy: Easy Way Out by Gotye
Santino: Alive or Dead by Middle Class Rut
Biggie G: Running Scared by Roy Orbison
InsipiD: Bling (Confessions of a King) by The Killers
bgeek: Out Ta Get Me by GNR
WVR: The Frightened City by The Shadows