War on Terror Chess Set

Scott Tortorice

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Nov 18, 2003
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I find this to be nauseating:

Saddam Hussein, Bin Laden still kings in war chess set

The U.S. has already check-mated and removed Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein, but they are still in play as part of a Canadian toy company’s war-themed chess set. The company, Hegwig & Sergeant Major, offers Taliban, Iraqi, Canadian, British and American pieces. The chess sets go for $250 a pop.

George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Hussein and bin Laden are kings. The World Trade Center is a rook, a bomb-vest wearing Taliban suicide bomber is a knight; American soldiers and Mahdi Army soldiers are pawns.

There are informative descriptions of pieces, like the Taliban rook, a bearded dude wielding an RPG launcher....