Bush, Baghdad, Guantanamo, Europe And More ...
As George W. Bush cavorted once again across the world stage, with his tiresome tragicomic, stand-up clown routine (today it was a captive audience in the safe & secure green zone of Baghdad's turn to be entertained), many much more sincere (and certainly much more cerebrally capable) prime-position-politicians of the world were hard at work elsewhere. And all working together we would hasten to add.
Whoever would have thunk it?
What a weird coincidence, eh?
As any true comedian never tires of telling anyone who'll listen, Timing is everything, and There's no business like show business.
But This Old Brit & Richard didn't come here today just to crack corny old jokes. They came here to enquire as to how many Americans had heard or read about what happened over here in Europe today, as opposed to in Iraq.
Since, as the compassionate conservative cowboy from Crawford aka conman-in-chief, strove to steal the limelight in the middle east, the entire European Union Parliament met to make some news of it's own.
See what we are saying? See what they were saying? Overwhelmingly, no less.
Euro MPs urge Guantanamo closure
The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion calling on the US to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
Then carry right on reading.
Austria, which holds the EU presidency, said it would urge US President George Bush to close the camp when EU leaders meet him at a summit next week.
Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula Plassnik said the US base in Cuba was "an anomaly".
"The government of the United States should take measures to close Guantanamo as quickly as possible," Ms Plassnik said.
Coupled with what both the United Nations human rights agency and the International Committee of the Red cross have been hollering, for God knows how long, we'd say that surely only the stupidest of the stupid could carry on swallowing any more Everyone's out of step with the States, shit.
Well, wouldn't you say so too?
Either way, while you're wondering, why not breeze across to read the beeb's full report, eh?
Especially, since you know it makes so much sense.