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I bet this would get Bush thinking about bin Laden

We all know about Bush saying how he doesn’t think about bin Laden (despite trying to push terror down our throats):

Q But don’t you believe that the threat that bin Laden posed won’t truly be eliminated until he is found either dead or alive?

THE PRESIDENT (I really try not laugh): Well, as I say, we haven’t heard much from him. And I wouldn’t necessarily say he’s at the center of any command structure. And, again, I don’t know where he is. I — I’ll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him. I know he is on the run. I was concerned about him, when he had taken over a country. I was concerned about the fact that he was basically running Afghanistan and calling the shots for the Taliban.

Well, I think we just found a reason for the Drunkard-in-Chief to care about bin Laden: Alcohol!

The “Osama bin Laden” shot is a brutal, throat-scorching blend of Pernod liquor and Tabasco sauce that kicks like red peppers sucked through a licorice stick.

Really…there’s a drink named after bin Laden and they wasted good alcohol for it. So apparently, there’s loads of drinks being created regarding George Bush’s clusterfuck in the desert.

The origins of war-themed drinks vary from cathartic expressions of outrage to mere jokes, like the WMD, delivered by bartender Mike Grubb at Schiller’s Liquor Bar in New York’s Lower East Side. It arrives as an empty shot glass, mocking America’s pre-war intelligence that Saddam Hussein was hiding “weapons of mass destruction.” Price? “Thirty billion dollars,” says Grubb, putting a (low) figure on the cost of war.


And at Bar R15 in downtown Sacramento, Calif., customers have two options for drinking their dissent: Blood and Oil, a special black vodka and cranberry juice drink that underscores the notion that America is warring to defend energy interests,


But if you’re like me and think this whole naming drinks after war conflicts is lame, don’t worry, MSNBC assures us that’s it’s “historical”:

The idea of war-inspired watering may sound crass, but historically nothing whets America’s whistle quite like conflict. Artillery Punch and other hard punches emerged from the ashes of the Civil War. World War I inspired the French 75, a gin and champagne concoction used to toast fallen pilots, while World War II saw the emergence of the kamikaze shot, a hairy blend of vodka and triple sec mocking Japan’s so-named suicidal flyers. Even the Korean and Vietnam Wars left their liquor legacies in the form of the Korean sling and napalm shot. “War and drinking have always been complimentary forces,” says Dale DeGroff, president of the Museum of the American Cocktail in New Orleans.

Sweet…another lame American tradition that must be continued?

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