Monday, July 18, 2005

Please take a seat Mr. Rumsfeld . . .

Spotty heard some comments of Sec. Rumsfeld in a press conference this afternoon. He said of people trying to make a separate peace with terrorists (in response to a question about whether the British were in greater danger because of their support of the US in Iraq):

"They will find that it is a little like feeding an alligator, hoping he eats you last."

Spotty thinks it is a little more like the two guys getting ready for a hike in bear country. One guy starts lacing up his running shoes, and the other say "Why bother with running shoes? You can't outrun a bear." The first fellow replies "I don't have to outrun the bear; I only have to outrun you."

As James Wolcott writes, it is hard to figure out exactly what the British are getting out of this whole business in Iraq. A lot of the British people are wondering, too.

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