New name…same stupid

Madonna compares Bush to Saddam

Esther (nee Madonna) speaks:

US President George Bush and ex-Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein are alike because “they are both behaving in an irresponsible manner”.

So, when my six-year-old daughter behaves in an irresponsible manner, she is also like George Bush and Saddam? There must be more to this quote that the Beeb is reporting.

UPDATE: There is. Here’s more of the quote:

“I don’t want to equate George Bush with Saddam Hussein. But I believe that George Bush and Saddam Hussein are both behaving in an irresponsible manner. So, in that respect, they’re alike,” Madonna said.

according to Annanova.

Is it just me, or does the “I don’t want to equate George Bush with Saddam Hussein” part of the quote pretty much invalidate the headline and angle of the story on the Beeb? You know, the headlines and write-up about how she’s equating George Bush with Saddam Hussein?

(Actually, if history is any indication, Esther probably really does mean to equate the two. Not that I care what Esther says, but that doesn’t let the BBC off the hook for reporting it the way they did.)

UPDATE 2: Wait a minute. Saddam is IMPRISONED. How is he behaving in an irresponsible manner? WTF is she talking about?

She actually seems to make more sense when kissing other girls than when she’s talking about politics…