PARIS, Sept. 25 ? Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is the Ace of Spades and al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden a Joker in a provocative pack of French playing cards depicting ?the 52 most dangerous American officials.?
A riposte to the ?most-wanted? cards of Iraqi leaders issued to U.S. soldiers, the deck is the latest commercial offering by a radical think tank whose conspiracy theory account of the Sept. 11 attacks stormed French bestseller charts last year.
?We?ve already sold some 2,500 decks. That?s not bad considering we couldn?t find anyone who was willing to print them at first,? said Thierry Meyssan, president of the Paris-based Reseau Voltaire group.
No, the French aren’t our enemies, but they hate us still.
(Thanks to Amy V. for the pointer)