Gee, funny things in the news today, none really worth of a diary (mostly because of the lameness of the subjects), but they are kind of interesting…
Iranian legislators on Sunday decided to not allow a visit from Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.), according to Iranian media.
“Members of the Iranian parliament’s Foreign Relations Committee (a subcommittee of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission) voiced opposition to the request after studying the issue,” Hassan Ebrahimi, head of the committee, told the semi-official Fars News Agency.
Several Iranian news outlets reported last week that Kerry had submitted an official request to visit Tehran in an emissary role.
Kerry spokesman Frederick Jones told the Wall Street Journal before Christmas, though, that no trip had been scheduled. “Is he planning now on going to Iran? The answer is no,” said Jones.
Any country that denies John Kerry a visa is OK in my book. You know, it’s that enemy of my enemy thingy.
As the new year begins, two facts emerge: George W. Bush is officially retired as the fault-guy for the nation’s ills, and Barack Obama owns the game.
Whether he wants to or not.
The banality of our most recent would-be attack is almost too on-the-nose to exploit, but really. The son of a Nigerian banker, already a punch line to all who’ve been spammed by e-mailers alleging to be Nigerian bankers promising riches, packs his underwear with explosive material? Was this fellow computer-generated by a cartoon character?
If it weren’t all so bloody horrifying, the incident would be ridiculous.
Which, come to think of it, is a fair appraisal of the Obama administration’s initial performance when faced with a potentially catastrophic terrorist strike. The dots that needed connecting were all but performing the California Raisin dance. Were we ever justified in hoping for better?
Welcome to the party, ditz. I’m beginning to think that in order to get a high profile job writing syndicated columns like Kathy and the other two members of the “conservative” menage-a-trois (that would be Brooks and Broder) you’ve gotta take an IQ test and fail it.
And finally, a really good reason not to import dudes to implode your building from China…