Thursday, March 02, 2006

A cowboy meets some Indians

Bush brings a message of hope to India: “the US is looking forward to eating Indian mangos.”

Sadly, no one threw an Indian mango at him. Gandhi might not have approved, but boy would it have been satisfying.

Bush visited the Gandhi memorial, after his security detail went in with bomb-sniffing dogs to see if the eternal flame was rigged to blow. The memorial was ringed with commandos.

Bush brought Gandhi a big bunch of flowers, and some coffee cake, but was told that Gandhi was, uh, dead.

Don’t know if you can tell, but the security guy above and Bush are in their socks.

So the biggest imperialist of our age went to “honor” the greatest anti-imperialist of his age. A man who oversees the force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners went to show his “respects” to the political prisoner the British never dared forcibly feed. “Bring it on” meets satyagraha.

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