Friday, February 8, 2008

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Great innovations in world diplomacy

The Onion devises a new way to directly communicate the world's displeasure with Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:

An excerpt:

Roastmaster and former U.N. secretary general Kofi Annan kicked off the evening by welcoming President Ahmadinejad to "what [was] sure to be the first and last time Mahmoud would ever be surrounded by 72 virgins."

"Ladies and gentlemen, and Tony Blair, we stand here in the presence of one of the most vicious and destructive forces in the world today—but enough about Bea Arthur," said Annan, gesturing with a tumbler of Makers Mark across the long white tables of chuckling diplomats to the former Golden Girls star. "Some people here tonight will tell you that Mahmoud refuses to engage in diplomatic talks, that he is the most ruthless stonewaller who has ever lived. Well, those people have obviously never met my first wife."

Readers should feel free to suggest the following in comments:
1) Other wold leaders deserving of such an honor;

2) Whether being roasted by, say, Shecky Greene does violate either the Additional Protocols of the Geneva Convention or Attorney General Michael Mukaskey's definition of torture.

posted by Dan on 02.08.08 at 08:51 AM


George W., obviously. DUH!

posted by: theoryguy on 02.08.08 at 08:51 AM [permalink]

Mugabe? The Onion is superb.

posted by: Max on 02.08.08 at 08:51 AM [permalink]


posted by: HonoraryCitizen on 02.08.08 at 08:51 AM [permalink]


And Putin.

posted by: kwo on 02.08.08 at 08:51 AM [permalink]

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