"I hope you kill every man, woman and child in Iraq, down to the lizards!"



That's a line from the upcoming Sacha Baron Cohen movie, Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, which follows the British comic around America in the guise of Borat Sagdiyev, the fictive Kazakhstan TV announcer made famous on Da Ali G Show.

In the movie, sez Drudge, Borat shouts out that line while addressing a Virginia rodeo and clad in a red, white, and blue shirt and cowboy hat. It's part of his preamble to singing the National Anthem for the crowd. Among the other lines Borat delivers before warbling a mangled version of The Star-Spangled Banner:

"And may George W. Bush drink the blood of every man, woman and child in Iraq!" he continued.

Then the man took off his hat and sang a butchered version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" that ended with the words "your home in the grave," The ROANOKE TIMES reported.

The crowd, which didn't realize it was being punked, was reportedly furious. More here.

The movie, which is being released by Fox, sounds pretty damn funny. And even as it threatens to put U.S. relations with Kazakhstan in the shitter (tear!), maybe it will finally drive home a point the American silent majority doubtlessly believes: The National Anthem works better as a joke song, whether we're talking Leslie Neilsen bumbling away during a Naked Gun joint, Roseanne Barr grabbing her crotch in San Diego, or Olympic hero Carl Lewis croaking his musical obit during a 1993 NBA game.