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Friday, March 03, 2006

Watch Out, Iran

Just finished listening to Bush's Purana Qila speech.

It had a lot of expected pfaff. You know - democracy, natural partners, love, roosevelt, cooperation, bhelpuri, spices, lacy underwear etc etc.

What intrigued me was the bit where he mentioned Iran during his democracy spiel. All other places where democracy and freedom needs to be ushered in were mentioned by just name - North Korea, Burma, Zimbabwe etc. However he singled out Iran for special mention, calling it a place where a few select clergy men are oppressing millions.

Portent of things to come?

Anyway, here's a Bush joke we developed in the office today -

Bush visited Rajghat, which he was told was Gandhi's mausoleum. Later he went to a high falutin lunch where he was introduced to the leader of the Congress, Mrs. Gandhi. Bush turned pale as if he had seen a ghost, and whispered to Laura, "Didn't we just visit her tomb, Laura?"