Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, jealous that Kim Jong Il has been getting more than his share of the coverage in International Pariah Weekly these days, is back in the news singing the same old refrain about the Holocaust and death to Israel and yada yada yada. Frankly Mahmoud, this is getting boring; either get new material, build a nuke, sell oil in Euros or shut the fuck up. I tip my hat to your persistance and ingenuity in declaring it necessary for one of the world’s leading sources of natural gas to develop peaceful nuclear power, but you can’t be on the cover every week without new schtick. You have to face reality dude, every dog has his day. I mean, have you seen Jerry Seinfeld recently?
It is interesting that in this world of troubles and conflict we choose to obsess over one international pariah at a time. I think that might be the reason that Darfour and Rwanda aren’t getting the attention that they deserve and require from the international community; the line-up for pariah-du-jour has been filled up for sometime with the likes of Osama bin HidingInPakistan, Saddam Hussein, and the current one-two punch of Ahmadinejad and Jong Il.
[murmer murmer murmer]
Wait a minute, the little voice in my head that I don’t listen too very often is saying something. He thinks that maybe Rwanda and Darfour would get more attention if they were not so dark.
Ooh, that voice is silly, isn’t he? I mean, lighting can’t be the problem, can it?