||Seeing that I was expecting a nice good helping of cynicism and depressing analysis of America and the decline of Western Civilization
Sorry you feel misled. I did think of this as yet another bizarre example in the "end of the Roman empire" maxi-series that is America. I suppose I could have drawn parallels between a '3 year-old' puppet giving evidence, and the educational level of the rhetoric we currently have from George W. (The "Axis of Evil", the "Evildoers" etc).
We could also see this a deepening of the mix between Hollywood and 'the corridors of power', which is turning everything into Disneyland. We already know that Hollywood panders to the Pentagon. And now how Hollywood is helping them out with possible 'terror scripts'. It just looks like the disease is spreading.
But by going on and pointing out this, I feel like I'd be muscling in on Michael Moore's turf, and that bothers me as much as Elmo.