Thursday, January 19, 2006

"Commander in Chief" Flag Snafu

Tuesday night, in the first episode of "Commander in Chief" since Geena Davis won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama, the show had a little trouble with international flags. In the lead up to the climactic scene of almost-nuclear war -- as North Korea is beefing up troops on the South Korean border -- we were shown two shots of the guard tower in the DMZ. The problem? Instead of displaying the flags of South and North Korea, they showed the South Korean flag and the flag of Iraq, pre-fall-of-Saddam. Either the producers have a funny sense of humor ("So, Kim Jong-il, you like Western movies and TV? Well, take that!") or they just don't know the difference between members of the one-time Axis of Evil. Very strange. (See relevant flags below)

North Korea *************** Iraq (until fall of Baghdad)

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