While talking to a friend tonight about the impending Saddam Hussein execution, they pointed out that the other two guys from his trial were also going to be executed. The interesting quote from the conversation was:
Hmm, three people executed – one considered a martyr by some – where have I heard that one before….
So that makes the local judge Pontius Pilate, trying to keep the peace among the natives by executing the guy who’s pissing everyone off, all in the name of the big bad power way far away. That would make Bush into Augustus Caesar.
So if that’s the case, our local Caesar should probably remember how that story turns out in the end…. Augustus was the last of the “elected” leaders, with the Roman Empire following shortly thereafter.