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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Fun Times Ahead

Remember the quiz that George W Bush flunked 7 years back? When he couldn't name the head of states of India and Pakistan? People found it funny then. Well, who was laughing when he attacked Iraq for links with Al Qaida?

History is being repeated as Democrat Silvestro Reyes, picked by Nany Pelosi to head the House Intelligence Committee, could not answer whether Al Qaida was a Sunni or a Shiite organisation. When pressed further he said, "Predominantly, I would say Shiite". And he had no idea who or what Hezbollah is. In fact when he was asked about Hezbollah, his answer was sublime -

"Why do you ask me these questions at five o'clock? Can I answer in Spanish? Do you speak Spanish?"

Very nice. Mark Foley was the head of the Committee to protect molestation of children. And this guy is now going to head the House Intelligence Committee. Such fun!