The 2003 Colin Powell: A Politically Incorrect and Brief Satire of Bush’s First Administration

[In honor of the end of the Bush Administration, I share with you this piece from 2004 written after the invasion of Iraq. Starring Hall of Famers Bush II, Colin Powell and Ashcroft.]

By Wajahat Ali

Characters:

[G.B] (Kind of hyper, a little dumb, like Yosemite Sam)

[C.P] (Kind of calm and repressed emotions – much like Smithers from The Simpsons)

Locations:

An Office that might be Oval.

Also a prestigious Hall.

[G.B]

(Wearing an over sized cowboy hat, chaps, spurs, and sheriff’s badge. Holding 2 authentic old school 6 shooters. Standing on his desk)

Bam Bam!!

[C.P]

(Wearing a tailored, Neiman Marcus three piece suit – somber yet refined)

Stop that.

[G.B]

I said Bam Bam!!

[C.P ]

Stop that, sir.

[G.B.]

Stop that, Mr. President to you, BOY.

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Muslims for America: Powell and his Obama Endorsement Speech

Colin Powell’s declaration – ‘So what if Obama is a Muslim?’ – was an overdue repudiation of Republican smears

After being treated as political kryptonite and depicted as enraged Orcs for the past seven years, Muslims and Arabs – the media’s modern day Morlocks – temporarily emerged as human beings thanks to Colin Powell’s Obama endorsement on Sunday.

The former US secretary of state partially redeemed his tarnished legacy by asking:

What if [Obama] is [a Muslim]? Is there something wrong with being a Muslim in this country? The answer is: No, that’s not America. Is there something wrong with some seven-year-old Muslim-American kid believing he or she can be president?

Yet I have heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion: he’s a Muslim, and he might be associated with terrorists. This is not the way we should be doing it in America.

Unfortunately, according to an increasingly vocal, racist and Islamophobic minority, which has been shamefully aided over the years by the inexcusable silence of a complicit mainstream media, there is something fundamentally “un-American” about wearing the contemporary Scarlet Letter: Muslim.

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