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January 30, 2007

Meet The New Saddam, Same As The Old Saddam

Now Issandr El Amrani is funny:

Since September 2006, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Vice President Dick Cheney and other senior administration officials have made trips to the Middle East to rally the support of what Rice has described as the “moderate mainstream” Arab states against Iran. This group has now been formalized as the “GCC + 2,” meaning the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Oman) as well as Egypt and Jordan.

I suggest that this new coalition be renamed to something less technocratic: the Sunni Arab-Dominated Dictatorships Against the Mullahs, or SADDAM. I have to confess I was inspired by historical precedent.

While I enjoy funny things, I'm concerned Arthur and Issandr are trying to muscle in on my turf.

Posted at January 30, 2007 02:18 AM | TrackBack


I suggest dropping the + 2 and simply keep GCC which obviously represents Global Corporation Conglomerate. Send the royalty check to ME, which stands for Mindless Egoism. Thanks!

Posted by: JLaR at January 30, 2007 02:49 AM

"Meet the new BOSS, same as the OLD BOSS."--- The Who.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at January 30, 2007 12:04 PM

P.S. fooled again.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at January 30, 2007 12:08 PM

Q. How's the New Boss?
A. Compared to what?

Posted by: mistah charley, SB, MA, PhD at January 30, 2007 12:14 PM

JLaR said:

Global Corporation Conglomerate

Oh, you were so close.  Global Corruption Conglomerate for the win.

Posted by: Dayv at January 30, 2007 01:35 PM

Got NO IDEA, never been to Iraq. Pretty much self employed and on my own here.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at January 30, 2007 04:12 PM