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Sunday, January 30, 2005

Lessons in Dip Lo Macey

posted by Jazz at 1/30/2005 06:44:00 AM

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The Good Idea: World Economic Forum decides to hold a dinner where representatives of Iran and the United States can sit down and discuss various options to avoid possibly military action in Iran. Not bad, eh? Joe Biden was going to meet with Iran's Vice President and Foreign Minister at just such a dinner in Switzerland.

Now come up with a list of things you probably wouldn't want to go wrong.
  • Biden and his entourage are one hour and twenty minutes late.
  • The waiters serve wine, which offends the Muslims so they will have to leave if it is left on the tables.
  • The menus offer only meat which breaches Islamic dietary rules.
  • When Biden finally arrives, his wife is wearing hip hugging leather pants and a shell top that shows a lot of skin. The Iranian women are in head to toe chadors.... all in black, of course.
  • The already antagonized Iranians launch into some brutal rhetoric about how Iran must be free to advance their scientific interests peacefully. Discussion goes downhill.
I suppose there was some progress made. We haven't bombed them yet... so that must be progress.