Friday, June 20, 2014

The CIA -- When Asinine Isn't Enough

You have to give it to the CIA -- they're apparently such huge fans of The Onion that they are trying to write stories for them. The latest idiocy to come to light? Their secret plan to turn Muslim kids against Osama bin Laden with... toys.  Seriously. They wanted to use action figures of the al Qaeda leader that had face paint that would wear off to make him appear like a demon. Or Darth Maul. It's not really clear. The toys before and after (photo from the Washington Post -- all rights are theirs):

Fortunately for our national pride, this moronic scheme never went live, and only a few hundred of the toys were made.

It's really a shame that the CIA is wasting time and money on this (and who knows what other) bullshit and not actually, you know, gathering intelligence. Or displaying it.

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