June 06, 2008
The Death of Irony

Irony, considered one of the chief qualities distinguishing mankind from the lower orders, died yesterday on the National Mall following a long, long illness.

At the bedside were George W. Bush, George P. Schultz, Henry Kissinger, Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice and Frank Carlucci, principal architects of wars in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Laos, Libya, Nicaragua, Kosovo, Grenada, El Salvador, Somalia, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Iraq.

WASHINGTON — President Bush, whose administration has been dominated by wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the global battle against terrorism, helped break ground yesterday on a $185 million facility for the U.S. Institute of Peace — a government-funded think tank with the mission of preventing conflict and helping promote postwar stability operations…

George P. Shultz, secretary of state under President Ronald Reagan, said Bush will be remembered kindly for promoting the idea that wars must sometimes be launched to address potential threats before they are realized…

With Bush standing by his side, Shultz said of preventive war, “In your time, I think this is one important idea that has real legs and staying power.”


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at June 06, 2008 09:20 AM
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Truly, I saw this and shook my heading. Reading the article, I found out
that it was planned in 1984, so I figured Reagan or 41. Still makes me
want to vomit. I wonder if there will be a course in how to negotiate while
not talking with each other face to face?

Posted by: tdrbob on June 6, 2008 3:41 PM

1984? Hmmm, isn't there something familiar about that year? I'd remember if if wasn't for that darn Memory Hole.

Posted by: CCRyder on June 6, 2008 7:45 PM

In Germany we have a word for it: Realsatire. Don't look it up in the dictionaries, they give a wrong meaning.

Realsatire happens when reality becomes so ironic in itself that any irony is a lost fart in a storm.

Posted by: Peter on June 8, 2008 8:09 AM
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