Elvis Used In Media Campaign In Iraq?

The American Army in Iraq thinks of a new campaign in the city of Tikrit to find supporters of Sadam Hussein. The campaign should be a poster campaign showing the former dictator as Zsa Zsa Gabor, Billy Idol and ... Elvis (with quiff and sideburns). The army hopes the supporters of Sadam will react on the posters so they can find out who supports the former dictator. The army top hasn't given approval for this campaign yet.
Source: ANP / Updated: Aug 18, 2003 
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Crawfish (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 15, 2003report abuse
Nice to see others agree with my comments and Caro I agree, Gabor and Billy Idol can respond but I presume they gave the ok - after all free publicity isn't it - for two has-beens, one thing we can all proudly say that Elvis will never be! I think whoever arranged this campaign is certainly not the sharpest knife in the drawer!!
moodyblue77 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2003report abuse
This has got to be one of the most ridiculous, and tasteless things I have seen in a long time. Obviously whoever came up with this idea is not familiar with Elvis and how patriotic he was. Elvis loved this country and would have done anything for it and its people, and to put the face of evil itself on Elvis' body is a total disgrace. It makes me very sad to realize that there are so many people out there that continue to make a mockery out of Elvis and all that he stood for. He is not a joke, he is a MAN, one who had feelings and one who has a family that I am sure would not approve of this disrespectful rubbish. This is disgusting.
Coronel Parker (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2003report abuse
It`s a shame! , U.S.A. army, please respect Elvis
Jim Semple (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2003report abuse
It's an absolute disgrace that the image of Elvis should be used in this way, but sadly, despite all the recent good work, millons of people still view Elvis as a ''joke'', cheeseburgin, obese has been. This is mainly becuase it has take 20 years to long before RCA / BMG etc got their act together and released some top notch complilations.
jessy (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 10, 2003report abuse
I agree with Crawfish and Caro and JSurgen, It's disrespectful! Elvis is forever!
JSpurgeon (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 20, 2003report abuse
Has the Army lost it's mind? Why associate Elvis with Sadam Hussein? In my opinon this is very disrespectful to Elvis and all Elvis fans.
Caro (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 19, 2003report abuse
Crawfish, I totally agree, and can't think of anything to add to your comments apart from; what do Zsa Zsa and Billy think of this idea, I wonder? At least they are still in a position to object to it if they want to (they are both still alive, aren't they?)
Crawfish (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 19, 2003report abuse
I am sorry to hear of the army's possible campaign. Elvis was a man, and a very very special man at that. I hate to think of him as an "image". Please keep the respect for our Man and also lads, a little of your own self-respect -after all would you be prepared to do this to one of your family who had passed away. We all miss him and love to see him but not portrayed this way. May he rest in peace whilst we all remember Elvis, the man and the music.

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