It's very easy to ridicule Mr Bush and
imply that he is stupid and venal.
For those "listers" who are still,
albeit marginally (it seems more and more often) interested in TSEliot's
work, let me suggest that a reactionary of his ilk would certainly be in
favor of this war, as it is supposedly meant to make rich
There's a possibility, however, that an
(alleged) anti-Semite such as Eliot would not care too much.
So, we'll never know.
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Sent: Monday, April 07, 2003 9:06
Subject: Re: FW: iraq jokes
In a message dated 4/7/03 8:50:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
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"War continues in Iraq. They're calling it Operation Iraqi
Freedom. They were going to call it Operation Iraqi Liberation until they
realized that spells 'OIL.'" Jay Leno
This, of course, is a French
"Yesterday, the president met with a group he calls the
coalition of the willing. Or, as the rest of the world calls them, Britain
and Spain." Jon Stewart
Israel was very willing; we had to give them 20 billion
dollars not to be concerned. On the other side, Turkey lost 20 billion
dollars for not being concerned. (I think stewart would steal this
response if he heard it)
"CNN said that after the war, there is a plan to divide Iraq
into three parts ... regular, premium and unleaded." Jay Leno
"President Bush has said that he does not need approval from
the UN to wage war, and I'm thinking, well, hell, he didn't need the
approval of the American voters to become president, either." David
Being a Floridian, I have
to abstain from this one.
"Turkey has voted not to allow U.S. troops into their
country and Saddam Hussein said 'You can do that?'" Jay Leno
"According to the New York Times, Saddam Hussein has mined
all his oil fields, planted bombs in all his major cities, he's got bombs in
the military installations, in the airports, and he's mined all the
government buildings. There's not much left for us to do, really." Jay Leno
Absurd, funny, and in a way, true.
"Good news for Iraq. There's a 50 percent chance that
President Bush will confuse it with Iran." Craig Kilborn
"President Bush spent last night calling world leaders to
support the war with Iraq and it is sad when the most powerful man on earth
is yelling, 'I know you're there, pick up, pick up." Craig Kilborn
Not too believable.
"President Bush spent the day calling names he couldn't
pronounce in countries he never knew existed." .Jay Leno
Most other Americans couldn't pronounce them either.
You know, Americans and languages . . ..
"President Bush found out something this week. Between the
countries of Camaroon, Chile, Angola and Syria, Angola plays the best music
when they put you on hold." Craig Kilborn
Ireland has the best music.
"As you all know we're about to start March Madness. That's
NCAA college basketball tournament when they start with 64 teams and you
whittle them down to just one, you know kind of like our allies." Jay Leno
"President Bush announced tonight that he believes in
democracy and that democracy can exist in Iraq. They can have a strong
economy, they can have a good health care plan, and they can have a free and
fair voting. Iraq? We can't even get this in Florida." Jay Leno
Actually, not too knowlegebale, for Florida suffers the
least of any other state in a recession.