When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

09 November 2008

Thank you, I'll be here all week, be sure to tip your waitress

So, I was speaking to an Iranian friend about what a mind-bending thing it must be for people in the Middle East to see Americans, seven years after 9/11, electing someone named Barack Hussein Obama as president. America is surely the only nation that could — in the same decade — go to war against a president named Hussein (Saddam of Iraq), threaten to use force against a country whose most revered religious martyr is named Hussein (Iran) and then elect its own president who’s middle-named Hussein.

Is this a great country or what?
Tom Friedman: "Show Me the Money," New York Times, 9 November 2008

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