Letter From An Old Brit: Dear Despot Bush ...
We wish we had written what follows.
But we didn't so we can't take any credit.
All kudos/congrats/credit/etc belongs to a different old Brit -- Mr Terry Jones -- aided & abetted by our great British newspaper 'The Guardian'.
Anyway, we decide to do the next best thing to actually penning the piece ourselves.
So here goes:
Dear President Bush,
I write to you in my capacity as secretary of the World League of Despots.
It is with great pleasure that I am finally able to extend an official invitation to you to join our ranks.
For many years, we have watched your efforts to fulfil the requirements necessary to join our number.
From the start, we were greatly impressed by your disdain for democratic principles - the way you wrested power from the democratically elected candidate in the 2000 election, and again in 2005 when you managed to swing what was clearly going to be a victory for your opponent.
Contempt for human life has always been a priority requirement for membership of the league, and I and my fellow adjudicators were well aware of your record as governor of Texas when you quadrupled the number of state executions.
But your record since seizing power has surpassed even our expectations.
The thousands of innocent people in Iraq, who have died so that you could fulfil your declared political objective of establishing "an American force presence in the Middle East", attest to your eligibility to join our ranks.
So how's that for starters?
Since it certainly isn't the end of it.