Thursday, March 22, 2007

Freedom's On The March. Just Has To Keep Its Head Down, That's All

Ha! Take that all you nervous Nellies, you Cassandras, you Nattering Nabobs of Negativity...

Can we take a moment here to point out that Nattering Nabobs of Negativity phrase just came to us out of the blue as we were typing, and far be it from us to suggest that there's a Watergate zeitgeist in the air, what with the current president Nixon hunkering down behind a mountain of documents, invoking executive privilege and just generally trying to get folks to believe he is not a crook. No way would we suggest that the current president Nixon's troubles what with fired prosecutors, and a war gone bad are in anyway similar to any other previous situation where pretty much the same thing was going on. And now back to your regularly scheduled blog...

The surge is working and you defeatocrat, leftard islamocommiefascistninjashadowwarriors just hate that don't you? Baghdad is so safe foreign dignitaries are now visiting with regularity. A rocket landed near the prime minister's office Thursday during the first visit to Iraq by the head of the United Nations in nearly a year and a half, sending Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ducking unharmed behind a podium at a news conference.

There. What do you think of the president's war plan now you...wait...We're sorry, did you say rocket? The attack came as Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government said it had been negotiating with Sunni insurgents for months, and the U.S. military said that it had released a senior aide to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr on al-Maliki's request. "We're pretty sure it was a celebratory rocket just gone astray," said one military official from his bunker. "Nothing to worry about as long as you stay below ground."

The rocket caused no injuries but rattled the building in the heavily guarded Green Zone, sent small chips of debris floating from the ceiling, and left a three-foot-wide crater about 50 yards away outside. "This is more proof that the insurgency is in its last throes," said vice president Cheney from his undisclosed location. "Last year they would have hit the building."

It struck right after al-Maliki, standing next to Ban, had finished telling reporters that Ban's visit was a sign that Iraq was on the road to stability. "Of course I'm only speaking metaphorically," al-Maliki said after the dust settled.

Ban had just finished giving an answer to question and it was being translated into Arabic as the rocket struck with a big explosion.

A worried-looking Ban appeared frightened, casting his eyes right and left as he rose after ducking behind the podium where he was standing and answering questions with al-Maliki. He turned to one of his aides and asked: "Is it OK?"

"Of course it's not OK," the aide replied. "Where do you think you are? In the Sudan?"

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