Thursday, January 11, 2007

When is an Iranian consulate not an Iranian consulate?

In his address to the nation last night, President Bush said:
We'll interrupt the flow of support from Iran and Syria. And we will seek out and destroy the networks providing advanced weaponry and training to our enemies in Iraq.

Hours after that, US forces raided the Iranian consulate in the northern city of Irbil in the Kurdish north, apparently taking 6 employees into custody. Thing is, the Kurdish north is supposed to be the most stable part of the country, and any flow of weapons has always been reported further south.

Gee, I wonder what that's all about. It reminds me of my cousin Al. Al had a weird stalker crush on Irma. Al hated Irma's neighbor Irnie, because Irnie was always hanging out in Irma's house. Al wanted to go over to Irma's house and break all Irnie's toys that he left there, but he knew that Irma's brothers, Sonnie and Shane, would beat him up.

Instead he would go over to Irnie's other neighbor Kurt's house and break all of Irnie's toys that were at Kurt's house because he knew that Kurt needed him to help stop Sonnie and Shane from taking his lunch money at school, and that secretly, Kurt hoped Al would one day grant him sovereignty...which we all thought was weird because we were like 6 years old and we all thought sovereignty was just a stuck up way of saying Earl Grey....I wonder what made me think of that story.


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