Thursday, May 04, 2006

This Land of Milk, Honey and Obscure Metaphors

Condi Rice says it's "time to shake the trees" over Darfur. I like the sound of that line. It's tough, it's direct and it inspires action. But I am a little curious about the resulting mail-trail in Ms. Rice's office:

Dear Staff members,

Re Darfur/Sudan, it's official: time to shake the trees.




Re your Darfur memo: which trees?



Dear Staff members,

The ones bearing large, hard fruit. What did you think?



No trees in Darfur match the description.



Dear Staff Members,

Never mind. Just send in the 101st Airborne.



Ph said...


Tabula Rasa said...

i don't believe this...

"Waiting your time, dreaming of a better life
Waiting your time, you're more than just a wife
You don't want to do what your mother has done
(she has done)
This is your life, this new life has begun
It's your day -- a woman's day
It's your day -- a woman's day"


- peter gabriel, "shaking the tree"

jhantu said...

Dear Condi

Where exactly is Darfur??

-George Dubya Bush

km said...

me-jhantu: I bow to your screen-name. Just brilliant.

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