Obama's 'Sleeper Cell': A Fun but Meaningless Coincidence

A tipster wrote to us today to note the striking similarity between the Obama 2008 campaign logo and a logo that featured in a 2002 video game, Tom Clancy’s Sleeper Cell. The logo (above) represented Displace International, a private military corporation (i.e. mercenaries) owned and operated by a major character.

At first glance there don’t appear to be any connections between the two, either historically or thematically, aside from the fact that both appear to have been inspired by the U.S. flag. The Obama logo curves the stripes, omits the star, and sticks with the original colors. It is probably insignificant–but quite amusing.