Wednesday, April 06, 2005

The Iraq Life

Baghdad-based Riverbend has conceived a wonderful new "reality" series for Iraqi TV. Having watched hours & hours of American TV programming (part of our effort to bring out the Empty American that undoubtedly exists in every Iraqi), Riverbend, inspired, hits on a more direct form of quality entertainment:

"I have a suggestion of my own for a reality show. Take 15 Bush supporters and throw them in a house in the suburbs of, say, Falloojeh for at least 14 days. We could watch them cope with the water problems, the lack of electricity, the check points, the raids, the Iraqi National Guard, the bombings, and- oh yeah- the ‘insurgents’. We could watch their house bombed to the ground and their few belongings crushed under the weight of cement and brick or simply burned or riddled with bullets. We could see them try to rebuild their life with their bare hands (and the equivalent of $150) . . .

"I’d not only watch *that* reality show, I’d tape every episode."

Fifteen Bush supporters? How 'bout --

William Kristol
David Horowitz
Andrew Sullivan
Jonah Goldberg
Ann Coulter
Christopher Hitchens
Charles Krauthammer
Dennis Miller
Michelle Malkin
Michael J. Totten
Brit Hume
Peggy Noonan
Rush Limbaugh
Paul Wolfowitz
Richard Perle

"This is what happens when life stops being comfortable, and becomes a living hell on Earth!"

Riverbend's right -- that would be Must See TV. And given all the Bush supporters I've left out, you'd have plenty of people for several sequels.

C'mon FOX. This is a natural.