Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I wouldn’t know a Twitter from a tweeter

Pakistan is using collective punishment against tribes that harbor members of the Taleban, with economic blockades, mass arrests, etc. Collective punishment is perfectly legal, under a 1901 British colonial law. So that’s okay, then.

Today Hillary Clinton met her Israeli counterpart, Unholy Avigdor Lieberman.

On the subject of settlements, they called each other liars. Lieberman: “we had some understandings with the previous administration and we tried to keep this direction.” Clinton: “And in looking at the history of the Bush Administration, there were no informal or oral enforceable agreements.” No reporter followed up, for example about that word “enforceable.”

They talked about the Iranian elections, Clinton repeating what Obama said, that “it is for the Iranians to determine how they resolve this internal protest concerning the outcome of the recent election.” For example, they might “resolve” it with massive repression and violence, that’s for them to determine. Lieberman said he didn’t much care, because both sides just want to nuke the Jews. It’s funny cuz it’s true.

Clinton said the Obama admin asked Twitter not to shut down for maintenance during this time of turbulence in Iran because “it is the case that one of the means of expression, the use of Twitter, is a very important one not only to the Iranian people, but now increasingly to people around the world, and most particularly young people. I wouldn’t know a Twitter from a tweeter – but apparently, it is very important.” And that’s why Bill.... oh, you people are way ahead of me and have already thought up your own Monica Lewinsky joke, haven’t you? Perverts.

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