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piciPod parody posters dubbed “iRaq” have gone bi-coastal since their recent debut in New York City. Several photos of the latest parody posters to hit the streets of Los Angeles include silhouetted figures holding various military weapons with the famous white cable attached; including a Russian AK-47 assault rifle, hand grenade and RPG grenade launcher. All posters are marked “10,000 Iraqis killed. 773 US soldiers dead.”

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1

it would seem that some people are against the occupation of iraq… crazy!

Posted by nano in The Shore, NJ on June 11, 2004 at 5:09 PM (CDT)

2

what - no viewpoint where an invasion could be considered the wrong option - has any merit at all?

Posted by rt on June 11, 2004 at 5:28 PM (CDT)

3

It’s hard to tell from the posters, but I guess looks OK.  How many songs does it hold?

Posted by http://homepagemac.com/cherrypop/ on June 11, 2004 at 5:34 PM (CDT)

4

to me, it seems that the creator of those posters is against either the invasion or the apple.

Posted by lol on June 11, 2004 at 5:35 PM (CDT)

5

Once again. These are brilliant. Cheers to the designer.

Posted by Steve on June 11, 2004 at 6:16 PM (CDT)

6

...and 24 Million no longer living under an oppressive Dictator. But then again that statistic is unimportant, now isn’t it.

Posted by dede1010 on June 11, 2004 at 6:44 PM (CDT)

7

The poster says it all.  Where can I get one in bumper sticker form?

Posted by iDevin in Los Angeles, CA on June 11, 2004 at 6:51 PM (CDT)

8

“and 24 Million no longer living under an oppressive Dictator.”

Yes, instead of a single cruel tyrant, now the Iraqis have a bunch of cruel warlord tyrants to choose from. That, my friends, is progress.

Is the US *really* wanted to do something good, why not intervene in some of the realy shitholes of the world?

Sudan? Millions dead over the past few years. Genocide ongoing. Sorry, no oil. Not interested.

Azerbaijan? Tens of thousands dead. Run as kleptocracy by prime minister and his son. Lots of oil but, hey, they “support” the US so we like them.

North Korea? Too tough for US, sorry. We prefer dealing with weak, hapless tinpot regimes like Iraq.

Uzbekistan? Thousands disappeared or dead. Opposition politicians boiled alive. Free press banned, journalists routinely shot by death squads. Some oil and hey, they are “with US” in the “War on Terror”, so we like them.

Turkmenistan. Still run as traditional Soviet-style dictatorship. But they are “With US” in the “War on Terror”, so they are alright by US.

The moral of the story? Dictators are okay, unless they don’t do what we tell them!

Posted by meet the new boss on June 11, 2004 at 7:04 PM (CDT)

9

meet the new boss, you are awesome w00t
and you are so right

Posted by brodog2525 on June 11, 2004 at 7:08 PM (CDT)

10

Does anyone know where online copies of these posters could be downloaded (in a form that is easy to print, manipulate, etc…).  I’ve searched Google for the better part of an hour with no luck.

Posted by J. on June 11, 2004 at 7:29 PM (CDT)

11

I would be interested in getting my hands on these posters as well.

Posted by Steve on June 11, 2004 at 7:31 PM (CDT)

12

I want some to put up in Montreal… email me if anybody finds the source…

Posted by Lemonzinger in Montreal on June 11, 2004 at 8:38 PM (CDT)

13

The poster pictures an RPG launcher with built-in 256mb USB dongle.  Launch rocket-propelled grenades and transfer your files with ease.

Posted by dfd on June 11, 2004 at 8:43 PM (CDT)

14

* Correction—it’s firewire.

Posted by dfd on June 11, 2004 at 8:44 PM (CDT)

15

Well, said, new boss.

Well done, poster people.

Posted by same as the old boss on June 11, 2004 at 9:01 PM (CDT)

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> and 24 Million no longer living under an oppressive Dictator

Hey I saw lots of video of Reagan today but nobody mentioned how he sent Rumsfeld to Iraq in the 1980s with letters of friendship and permission to set up trading with Saddam WHEN WE ALREADY KNEW HE WAS USING CHEMICAL WEAPONS. What happened under Ronnie’s watch? We sent Saddam lots of tasty biological weapons to use on the Iranians.

And don’t forget Ronnie also said he supported the apartheid dictators in South Africa, called Nelson Mandela a terrorist, and said that “our friends” in the whites-only government had stood by us in World War 2. Actually, they allied with the Nazis. So much for history.

Posted by rip gipper on June 11, 2004 at 9:23 PM (CDT)

17

I’m getting an evil image of that hooded prisoner standing on a box in Abu Garhib.  White wires?

Posted by notinmy name on June 11, 2004 at 9:27 PM (CDT)

18

Boss of What? Your own diluted intelligence. Well—what should we expect from someone who would use a site like this for their apparent lack of understanding of world affairs and results to quoting facts that can be used by any 10 yr old?  Oh by the way you, forgot China! Oh yeah I forget- no oil.

Also, iPodlounge why would you post a story like this on this site? I understand that it parodies iPod, but what a parody! The beauty of the iPod vs. the ugliness of war. This was either a political statement or just not thought out. This doesn’t live up to the “iPod’s around the world” theme you seek.

Posted by David from US on June 11, 2004 at 9:39 PM (CDT)

19

Why get political? Some good points made. I am in the miltary and I am deploying to Iraq the end of July. People…let’s get one thing straight here, you DO NOT have to agree with the war, that is your RIGHT, as an American, in this country. Remember that, you ARE FREE, payed for by the blood a many many soldiers through our history. I do not copletely agree with the situation there, BUT, the one point is this, they are free of the Dictator, they are now free to decide, free to express, just like you are right now, there are a lot of problems with things right now, and it may take time for it to level out, but now they are free to deal with their problems, FREE to elect their own officials, free to bitch and whoine about everything just like us. Hindsight is 20/20. It’s sad so many die, it is sad that so many of us, Americans had to die in all of this. It is War. But part of the broad pictur is now the people of Iraq can whine and complain with freedom just like you. Don’t support the war, protest it, bad mouth politicians, do what is YOU right to do. BUT please, support the people, OUR people, our Soldiers and civilians, at least do that.

Posted by dakman2000 on June 11, 2004 at 9:40 PM (CDT)

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Dakman2000-

Sorry that you are shipping out to an ill-advised war, but your point is way off base.

This is politically incorrect for me to say, but you must realize that the war will never end if everyone buys into the false notion that they should support the troops.  If you don’t like the war, you should stand by your convictions and say that you DO NOT support the troops.  By not supporting the troops you will bring them home… this is how we got them home from Vietnam.  It was sad to see, but remember soldiers being called ‘baby killers’ and people spitting in their faces?

If people continue to say they support them, the gov’t will just send more over.  Those who do not support the war have given up all their power by buying the false notion that supporting the troops is the right thing to do.  Damn the troops if you really want them to come home.  Damn the whole damn war if you want it to end.

For those out there against the war, stand up and say you DO NOT support the troops.

I’m so politically incorrect, so flame away on me if you want, but what I say is true.

Posted by War is Hell on June 11, 2004 at 10:31 PM (CDT)

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