Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Overheard on BBC Radio 4

Castle Romeo (US test, 1954), 11 megatonsDid Melancholicus hear this correctly?

Tony Blair, the ultimate cafeteria Catholic and former prime minister of the UK, is currently in Jerusalem, ’mediating’ between the Israelis and the Palestinians, or at least trying to.

While listening to the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 this morning, Melancholicus was sure he heard the presenter say that Mr. Blair was trying to organise the Palestinians into “a viable nuclear state”.

Yes, yes, we know what he really meant, but what an unfortunate choice of words! With a vest like that, the Palestinians could give the world the mother of all suicide bombers.

Surely Melancholicus must have misheard.


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