The present U.S. policies in the Middle East start to make a lot more sense if you watch the trailer for the film "Harum Scarum".
We shall kung-fu and karate chop our way into the hearts and minds of these godless heathens! Elvis Presley is
singing secret agent Johnny Tyrone, "He Who Holds Death with His Hands!"
Elvis gets this nickname because in the begining of the film, he kills a kitty with his bare hands! No wonder President Nixon hired Elvis
to run the CIA.
Some of the lyrics and dialog is quite masterful. For example, in the song Shake That Tamborine,
(see window above for video) Elvis sings, "Shake the little tamborine, shake a-ring a jing-jing a-ling, shake, shake my little dancin' queen, shake that tamborine, that tamborine!"
Elvis is clearly on message, and true to form.
Dick Cheney's character is represented by Sinan, Lord of the Assasins. (played by Theodore Marcuse, that creepy guy that played Archduke Otto on the TV show "The Monkees".) Throughout the film, the character that represents Bill Kristol
of the Project for the New American Century
says that all of the country's problems can be cured with American Foreign Aid. (Some say
that this dialog is edited out of this film quite often.) Oh, my gawd! If only we had heeded Bill's advice sooner. All's they wanted was a Pepsi, and we wouldn't give it to them!
There was a scene where Elvis sings a love song to a little orphan girl that is belly dancing for his amusement
(see window above for video, you have to sit through a brief clip of the beginning credits for some reason) that I thought was kind of creepy, even by my left-wing, bleeding heart, pinko standards. The dialog goes like this: