See you all at the cash bar…

Posted on January 26, 2007. Filed under: Politics |

Speaking at the World Economic Forum today in Davos, Switzerland, the Vice-President of Iraq asserted that there is no civil war in his nation.

Dude, are you fucking kidding me?

And who is the other fellow in the video? Ed McMahon? Ed suggested that the UN deploy a multi-national force if the U.S. decides to pull out. The only problem is that UN troops cannot fight back. They will get slaughtered. But that would only happen if the UN were dumb enough to deploy troops in the first place. Basically, the rest of the world would probably be very happy if someone came to power over there and established order the old fashioned way.

  • Quotes of the Day

    "Writing editorials is like wetting your pants in a blue serge suit. It feels good, but nobody really notices."

    --Jack Germond

    "Famous men and women, by the act of putting themselves on display, whether as politicians, actors, writers, painters, musicians, restaurateurs, or whatever, invite public appraisal. They are all, impressively or pathetically, acting on the presumption that their ideas, their fantasies, their music, their bodies are more original than those of, say, a plumber or a certified public accountant. They are all exercising the impulse, as Mencken put it, ‘to flap their wings in public.’ This is so obvious to the critic–and, I believe, to the ordinary reader or spectator–that it seems hardly worth saying. But resentment of the practice of criticism itself is strong among professional artists (and all Presidents of the United States). There is a psychological type among them that hates critics on principle as parasites or failed performers. This is very natural but surely very childish and, in any country claiming to be civilized, actually anti-social. The existence of critics, good, bad, or indifferent, is a firm clause in the social contract between the governors and the governed in any nation that is not a dictatorship. Public figures should accept with good grace the public response to their invitations to be admired and resist the temptation to retort, except in the face of flagrant malice."

    --Alistair Cooke

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