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Some Musharraf-related humor in major U.S. media... First, a cartoon by Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Mike Luckovich in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (published on Nov. 21 and reprinted in the New York Times on Nov. 25)."Laugh Lines," NYTimes.com's new blog ("from the editors of the Week in Review, offers one-stop shopping for the best humor on the web. Your participation can make it even better"). Here's the opening of "The General’s New Clothes — Must We Watch?":
Just asking, but have we really thought through the physical implications of what we’re repeatedly asking Pakistan’s President to do?
“The President will call on President Musharraf to take off the uniform as he said he would do.”
– Dana Perino, White House spokeswoman, Nov. 5
‘’My message was that we believe strongly in elections, and that you ought to have elections soon, and you need to take off your uniform.'’
– President Bush, Nov. 7
And so on... Read the rest of the post here.
Yes, the emergency in Pakistan is serious, tragic business, but even through the worst disasters in South Asia (assassinations, cyclones, and more), locals have managed to find dark humor on occasion. Post your comments below.