Wednesday, August 23, 2006
The Little Ahmadinejad Who Cried Wolf
So much for the heavily-anticipated August 22nd non-event that would, supposedly, light the sky over Jerusalem. With much of the world holding its collective breath, Ahmadinejad... announced he's willing to negotiate again. (Aww. Were his missiles not ready yet? Need to buy a little more time, Ahmad Knee-Jerk?)
On the other hand, he also attacked and took over a Romanian oil rig. The Romanians, it seems, are calling this a "provocation" and wondering how best to negotiate. (Once upon a time, we would have called it "an act of war" -- an unprovoked attack on foreign nationals in international waters.)
You know, one of these days he's going to actually mean what he threatens... by which time, presumably, we will have stopped taking Mr. I'm-A-Dinner-Jacket seriously. Does that sound about right, little guy?
No, we won't stop taking him seriously. Not if Cox and Forkum have anything to say about it:
Smash isn't fooled either.