|Just like the real thing, only in Iraq|
With George (six-gun) Bush's 48 hour ultimatum expiring midday tomorrow, Alex
('the things that batter') Downer predicting an immediate start of the war,
and the Soldiers of the Willing moving in convoys into the de-militarized zone,
Saddam's political career faces an unprecedented challenge.
There's still a small chance that the military pressure will eject Saddam
from Iraq like a zit, but the cyst is looking a bit too robust for such a
simple solution. Iraq has to face the US military scalpel, and no anesthetic is
available. This operation - 'Iraqi Freedom' - is going to hurt.
And since Saddam has formally rejected Bush's ultimatum, the US is
under no obligation to wait until the deadline. The money's down, the
'play' button has been pressed and the video-game is starting right now.
The US Republicans were so disgusted with the French that they took French
Fries and French Toast off their menu, replacing them with Freedom Fries, and
Freedom Toast. Maybe Saddam should have changed the name of 'Russian Roulette'?
But it's too late now - this chamber is loaded, Saddam - and the trigger has