Thursday, September 15, 2005


A quick thinking Reuters photographer snapped this little gem at the recent UN conference in which Emperor George explained to the world the vital necessity of combatting terrorism. While it's true there is considerable hypocrisy at the UN regarding human rights and terrorism, with countries like Syria chairing human rights commisions, the idea of Emperor George II lecturing the world about the need to combat terrorism is another instance of the pot calling the kettle black.

Dear George: Know anything about U.S.-sponsored terrorism in Nicaragua, Guatemala, Chile, Cambodia, Indonesia...?

The note was penciled for Secretary of State Condi Rice. It reads: "I think I may need a bathroom break."

Evidently, George is suffering from some cogntive dissonance regarding bodily functions: He thinks he may need a bathroom break.

Till now, I thought the various tasks of the Secretary of State were limited to matters of national interest in the international sphere and shopping for expensive shoes while the poor in New Orleans drown. Now we know: She's George's nanny.