donderdag, mei 29, 2003

Iraq Was A Typo

"Man is not the sum of what he has but the total of what he does not yet have, of what he might have." - Jean-Paul Sartre

For the most concise explanation yet of why, after invading Iraq, the Bush Administration is still unable to come up with any weapons of mass destruction or any concrete links between Saddam and al-Qaeda, check out Tom Toles' cartoon.

Of course, for those of you interested in true comedy, there's always the quotes of our favorite Ministers of Disinformation:

"No one should expect this kind of deception effort to get penetrated overnight," Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz.

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday in response to questions at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, that the Iraqis "didn't have time to . . . use chemical weapons. . . . They may have had time to destroy them, and I don't know the answer."

"The president of the United States and the secretary of defense would not assert as plainly and vocally as they have that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction if it was not true and if they did not have a solid basis for saying it," Ari Fleischer, December 5, 2002, commenting on those daring to question the Bush Administration allegations.

My Personal Favorite:

"President Bush has said Iraq has weapons of mass destruction. Tony Blair has said Iraq has weapons of mass destruction. Donald Rumsfeld has said Iraq has weapons of mass destruction. Richard Butler has said they do. The United Nations has said they do. The experts have said they do. Iraq says they don't. You can choose who you want to believe."

Let's all scream for some weapons of mass destruction to be found.

C'mon folks, sing it with me: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!, as chanted by Roberto Benigni in Down By Law which also brought us another great quote:

"[My mother] ...used to say that [America] a big melting pot, because when you bring it to boil, all the scum rises to the top." -- Bobbie (BILLIE NEAL)


From the And I Thought Mayor Bufoonberg Was An Idiot Department...

In Holland, thanks to the maniacs at smoke free netherlands, people may have to start smoking their joints outside.

"Ook in coffeeshops mag met ingang van volgend jaar niet meer worden gerookt in verband met de invoering van de nieuwe tabakswet. Vanaf 1 januari zijn werkgevers verplicht om te zorgen voor een rookvrije werkomgeving voor hun personeel. De horeca heeft een jaar uitstel gekregen, maar coffeeshops vallen daar niet onder" De Bond voor Cannabis Detaillisten zegt het rookverbod nauwelijks serieus te kunnen nemen, omdat mensen juist naar de coffeeshop komen om te roken. 'Het is alsof je bij de Chinees geen rijst mag eten, aldus voorzitter Roskam.

Exactly. It's like you can't eat rice in a Chinese restaurant.

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