Friday, May 20, 2005

Another Taliban / AmTaliban parallel ( or, what's the deal with religious fundmentalists and their mules? )

There's been a lot of comment in the last week about an American Anti-Choice Taliban Neal "When you grow up on a farm in Georgia, your first girlfriend is a mule" Horsley, so I was surprised in my morning reading to find this quote in George Crile's book "Charlie Wilson's War" about the close personal/animal relationship between Osama Bin Laden's Afghan Taliban friends and their CIA-supplied mules, given to them to carry their CIA-supplied weapons (meant to kill Russian occupiers, not American Liberators®):
"... Eventually the mujahideen were moving their supplies on the backs of Tennessee mules, and the halls of Langley were soon filled with rumors (later confirmed by the Agency's spies) that the freedom fighters were copulating with these animals." (p. 355 of the hardcover)
The CIA officer in charge of the operation at the time explained that there was no shame in such an act as long as the mujahideen took "the dominant male role" in the exchange. The opposite role, however, makes for a much funnier image, in the case of both the Taliban and the AmTaliban Horsley (named after an ancestor's sexual preference for the equine set?).

Horsley("best known for his "Nuremberg Files," which, according to Planned Parenthood, lists abortion doctors "marked for death."), in his now infamous statement on Fox Radio, says that
"It has historically been the case. You people are so far removed from the reality. . . . Welcome to domestic life on the farm. You experiment with anything that moves when you are growing up sexually. You're naive. You know better than that. . . . If it's warm and it's damp and it vibrates, you might in fact have sex with it."
TBL, a city boy, is obviously very "removed from the reality," very confused, and a little scared.

5 comments:

Shakespeare's Sister said...

Good night! Seriously, it's no wonder that the Dominionists hate Islamic extremists so much - just more self-loathing, like all their other crusades.

Medbh said...

aahhh--Im calling PETA. Seriously.

True Blue Liberal said...

I think as long as you're calling about fundamentalist mule rapists, you might as well remind them about Bill "Kitten Killer" Frist too.

PusBoy said...

Oh, come on, dude! You never banged a mule? Not even at church camp?

True Blue Liberal said...

Ok. Well, at CHURCH camp, sure. But they said it didn't count.