Once again The Onion's satire uncomfortably close to the truth

It's hard to figure out whether to laugh or to cry when a report from The Onion is so spot-on:

Man Who Couldn't Defeat George W. Bush Attempting To Resolve Israel-Palestine Conflict

AMMAN, JORDAN-Arriving in the Middle East today for top-level negotiations with Palestinian and Israeli officials, a man who could not even devise a way to beat George W. Bush in a head-to-head vote will spend the next several days attempting to bring a peaceful resolution to the most intractable global conflict of the modern era, State Department sources confirmed. "We are confident that [this person who managed to win just 19 states against George W. Bush, even in the midst of two highly unpopular and costly foreign wars] will be able to establish a framework to bring about lasting peace in the Middle East," said State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki....

There is a lot of Bush-bashing in what follows, but that doesn't negate the satirical effect.  Why aren't the greenies complaining about the carbon footprint of flying Kerry around on a 757 in a useless effort?

 

It's hard to figure out whether to laugh or to cry when a report from The Onion is so spot-on:

Man Who Couldn't Defeat George W. Bush Attempting To Resolve Israel-Palestine Conflict

AMMAN, JORDAN-Arriving in the Middle East today for top-level negotiations with Palestinian and Israeli officials, a man who could not even devise a way to beat George W. Bush in a head-to-head vote will spend the next several days attempting to bring a peaceful resolution to the most intractable global conflict of the modern era, State Department sources confirmed. "We are confident that [this person who managed to win just 19 states against George W. Bush, even in the midst of two highly unpopular and costly foreign wars] will be able to establish a framework to bring about lasting peace in the Middle East," said State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki....

There is a lot of Bush-bashing in what follows, but that doesn't negate the satirical effect.  Why aren't the greenies complaining about the carbon footprint of flying Kerry around on a 757 in a useless effort?

 

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