Thank god our leaders are completely different from Saddam Hussein

Here’s the transcript from the famous “Wolves” ad run by the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign:

ANNOUNCER: In an increasingly dangerous world… Even after the first terrorist attack on America … John Kerry and the liberals in Congress voted to slash America ’s intelligence operations. By 6 billion dollars… Cuts so deep they would have weakened America’s defenses. And weakness attracts those who are waiting to do America harm.

(On screen: Several wolves eye the camera, as if preparing to attack.)

BUSH: I’m George W. Bush and I approve this message.

You can watch the whole thing here.

Now, this appears on page 91 of the Pentagon’s Iraq Perspectives Project, based on captured recordings of Saddam speaking with subordinates:

…as [Saddam] often reminded his close advisers, they lived in a very dangerous global neighborhood where even the perception of weakness drew wolves.

AND: For more in the continuing “Thank god our leaders are completely different from Saddam Hussein” saga, see here, here, here, here, here, here and here.