News, but not the serious kind
“Department of Violence and Evil, thank you for calling…”
Okay, this one just struck me as very funny. The actual photo caption tells us that residents in Najaf, Iraq, are protesting a visit by Vice President Joe Biden two days ago, but I can’t help noticing their banner rails against George Bush.
I asked the folks at our Baghdad bureau, and they suggested that maybe the protesters were too lazy to print a new sign, too poor to print a new sign, or just hadn’t been told about recent changes in the U.S.
I just wish I could have overheard the pre-protest conversation among these guys….
“Earl, go and bring me our BUSH IS THE HEAD OF VIOLENCE AND EVIL banner.”
“But Lonnie, we haven’t used that thing for years. Perhaps there is a new head of Violence and Evil in America!”
“Good point, Earl. Let me just Google ‘U.S. Department of Violence and Evil.’ Yep, looks like Bush is STILL in charge of it.”
“Cool beans, Lonnie! I remember when we made this banner back in in 1991, and it STILL works nearly 20 years later. Is America a great enemy, or what!”
Residents protest against U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s visit in Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad, July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Ali Abu Shish