Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Tears of a Clown

There's been some appropriately irreverent, if dark, gallows humor popping up in response to the Iraq Study Group's report. On the Daily Show, Stewart was Jonny on the spot, as usual, explaining his qualified approval of ISG-related program activities:

You know, we're glad they got a study group together, but the test was three years ago.

It's been a while since I've cracked a book in an academic setting, but I do seem to remember that study groups generally preceded tests. Then again, 9/11 did change everything.

Andy Borowitz has more:

Just days after the Iraq Study Group issued their downbeat assessment of the war on Iraq, Iraqi insurgents announced that they have formed their own study group and have released their own report, one that offers a much rosier picture of the Iraqi conflict. [...]

“The war in Iraq is going great and is improving every day,” the Insurgents Study Group’s report begins.

In contrast to the Iraq Study Group’s report, which advocates that the United States and its allies change their strategy in Iraq, the Insurgents Study Group recommends “not changing a thing.”

“As insurgents, our strategy could be summarized in three words,” the report concludes. “Stay the course.” [emphasis added throughout]


(hat tip to Henley)

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