se alarms to gain support for staying the course in Iraq. The speech this morning was designed to once again lure Americans into the insidious and sinister Bushco Terror Trap.” ( TV newslies, 2005)
Similarly, Anakin is given the task to protect the Republic from the invaders while at the same time gallantly establishing his love relationship with Queen Padme. In case of Bush and Rice, theirs is an intimate political relationship nurtured by the concept of war. Beautiful Natalie Portman plays Padme, a princess whose vote is crucial to the Republic. She has an enigmatic character and can potentially disrupt status quo given her powers. For this reason, she is compared to Condoleeza rice, the National Security Advisor of Bush, who has past powers since she is a brilliant and well-educated diplomat who developed the policy of “ Transformational Diplomacy” as prescription to the problems of the Middle East ( U.S. Dept. of State, 2005). Rice was aggressive in maintaining diplomacy with countries besieged by conflict which is similar to the stance of Princess Padme.
The poster also shows the clones as the main antagonist, when in fact it is really Anakin who harbors the real enemy within- Darth Vader. Ironically, Sadam Hussein is portrayed as the clone since all Iraqis and people of Middle East are clones of terrorists which is why there are subject to much scrutiny and suspicion. Such was the moral panic that disseminated during post 9/11. The original Star Wars poster did not state the Phantom Menace but the MAD poster introduced Osama Bin Laden as the Phantom Menace. The main reason for such is that Anakin would later become Darth Vader who becomes the real phantom menace.
The face of Obi-Wan Kenobi, the swashbuckling mentor of Anakin is replaced with face of Donald Rumsfield. Rumsfield, is a seasoned politician and retired military strategist who have served Nixon, Ford, and even the old Bush. He is like Obi since his experience makes him a very