Bagdad, Iraq (IP) - American troops and security forces had taken their positions as the American military jet rolled to a stop on the main runway of Baghdad's airport.
George W. Bush's body double emerged from the plane and saluted. Everyone stood at attention and saluted back.
Almost none of these people had ever been in the President's presence in the past and the double chosen to portray Bush was so convincing that it never crossed any of their minds that a great hoax was underway. He was the same person who just recently appeared on a television show portraying the part of the President and had actually made it to the top ten and just narrowly lost winning one million dollars. The administration was paying him in the six figure range to carry out this massive deception.
He toured a prearranged sector which had experienced less strife than most of the other areas of the war torn country and security ran high. He shook hands, patted soldiers and officers on the back, and gave a short speech to the troops. His trip was a great success in that it boosted morale and caused consternation and frustration among the enemy forces.
Soon he was back on the plane and on his way back to Germany. In the meantime Bush left Germany and headed to Australia for the APAC meetings and no one was worse off than they were before the great ruse.