Weird…

June 27, 2006 at 11:50 pm | In media | Comments Off on Weird…

Over at OutsideTheBeltway.com I just saw the weirdest line-up of ads ever:

Surrender in Iraq
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Do you accept the Democrat strategy of retreat to defeat? Should we abandon our Iraqi allies to the terror of Zarqawi’s successors?If not, sign Senator Frist‘s digital petition by clicking here now!
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Save the UN
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The United Nations is facing a crisis.Strong differences of opinion and a rapidly approaching spending cap could paralyze the UN – diplomacy, the reform process, even humanitarian efforts.Sign the petition. Urge world leaders: “Don’t Shut Down the UN.”
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Place a Bet on Iraq
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With yet another successful election, time may be running out to buy the New Iraqi Dinar before it hits the open market. It’s now unbelievably affordable. The same amount that was once equal to over $82,000 can now be purchased for around $45. But, what happens when the oil really starts to flow?
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This is from the website of the last one, BetOnIraq.com. Sounds like a sick joke to me:

What if?

Let’s say you decide to err on the side of Iraqi prosperity. You take advantage of the 100 year low value and buy 2 million Iraqi dinars. You look them over, admire them, and show them to some friends as a curiosity. The security features alone will have them enthralled. Then you stick them in a closet and go about your life.

A few years from now, you see a program on A&E portraying the lives of average Iraqis. You see people drinking locally bottled, genuine Pepsi Cola; not the ersatz they’d been consuming for years. They are buying their cars from Baghdad Mitsubishi.

Their highly educated engineers, no longer waiting tables or driving cabs, are engineering. The world’s 2nd largest oil reserve is producing more efficiently. Higher quality crops are being harvested, in larger numbers.

You discover that things are going well enough in Iraq to have raised the value of the the dinar to one US cent.

Your $2100 purchase would now be valued at $20,000.

If the dinar were to climb to a dime, you’ve got two hundred thousand dollars in your closet. What if it were to reach a dollar? Or rebound to it’s peak of over $3.00? Do you dare continue to keep your dinars in the closet?

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