President Bush Uses Puppets to Illustrate Importance of Staying the Course in Iraq
In a major address to reassure Americans about the war in Iraq, President Bush this evening surprised the audience of troops at Fort Bragg, N.C., by performing a puppet show.
The show consisted of two puppets, Uncle Sam and McSurgy the Insurgent. The President performed voices for the puppets and used the show to illustrate his conviction that America must not waver in it’s fight for democracy in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Following is one of the scenes the President performed with the puppets:
President Bush: Say Uncle Sam, I’ve heard some critics say that we should announce a deadline for troop withdrawal in Iraq!
Uncle Sam Puppet : Well President Bush, I don’t think that’s a wise idea.
McSurgy Puppet: I think that would be a TERRIFIC idea! Why then we would just wait until you left and take control of the entire country. Nyahh Haa Haa!
Uncle Sam Puppet : McSurgy, one of these days.....
McSurgy Puppet: Bah, I am not afraid of you Americans! These troops I see all look weak and scared and I could...
It was at this point, the Uncle Sam puppet hit the McSurgy puppet with a large mallet, much to the delight of the Fort Bragg troops, who gave the President a standing ovation.
It’s too early to tell if the Presidents speech will help turn around the declining support the American people have shown in recent polls for the Iraq conflict. All agreed however that the President showed a surprising skill at puppetry and that he might have missed his calling as an entertainer for children’s parties