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Monday, September 10, 2007
I Only Know What I Read in the Papers...
When Will Rogers said it, people laughed. Wonder why.
Yesterday's Opus had George Bush (realistically drawn, for a change), popping out of Opus's anxiety closet singing "Petraeus" to the tune of "Maria" (from West Side Story). One gathers that Breathed wants us to believe that Bush is in love with Petraeus (or possibly that he regards Petraeus as his savior). What. Ever.
Niles brought this comic to me, saying that he did not understand. What, pray tell, was a "Petraeus"?
Understand this was yesterday, September 9, 2007.
I told him that I would tell him, but from now on he was forbidden to say anything, whatsoever, about Iraq. Not even, "Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization, is in Iraq." Or, "Iraq is, on the whole, a hot, dry region." Anybody who doesn't know who Petraeus is at this late stage cannot know enough to have an opinion on the subject.
Then again, he only knows what he reads in the papers.