September 18, 2006

Historical Parallels in Whatdaheck?isms & Playground Diplomacy

From those crazy monkeys at...well... Infinite Monkeys... Dave:

In the 1980's, one of my favorite quotes was from Nelba Blandon, of the Nicaragua Interior Ministry:

"They [La Prensa] accused us of suppressing freedom of expression. This was a lie and we could not let them publish it."

This quote from a spokesman for the Pakistani Foreign Ministry Tasnim Aslam seems to be the 2006 version:

"Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence."

Meanwhile, RobbL, another crazy fellow, suggests the world might be a more peaceful place if we would just settle our differences with a simple game of rock/paper/scissors.

Posted by Kyer at September 18, 2006 01:44 PM | TrackBack