Tough time for satirists
My friend Don Monkerud has been trying to write satire about the follies of the Bush administration. It's getting really tough. The stuff going on now -- bombing a wedding party and then trashing their own henchman's headquarters (Chalabi) is beyond satire. Take this quote from Bush (that is captured in a film clip in the new documentary, "Control Room," about Al-Jazeera). As Caryn James reports in today's NYT (The War's Dark Side: Filling in the Blanks):
There, President Bush is shown commenting on Americans captured by Iraqis, saying, "The P.O.W.'s I expect to be treated humanely, just like we're treating the prisoners we captured humanely."
Try to satirize that!

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