(In 250 Words or Less)

AUGUST 26, 2006
Word Count:250

“Heh heh. Hate to say I told you so Ehud, but I told you so.”

“Yes Mr. President. You did.”

“We told you not to pull out.”

“I could not in good conscience continue an offensive that was killing hundreds, if not thousands, based on two missing soldiers.”

“Where do you draw the line? 2? 222?”

“That’s why we went ahead initially, but when it turned out that they were on leave instead of being abducted, we had to pull out.”

“Better keep that one quiet. You didn’t see us pull out when we didn’t find the WMD’s in Iraq did you? We just kept right on shooting. Didn’t stop.”

“And this was in retaliation for 911? I thought you’d have been searching for Bin Laden in Afghanistan. Not oil in Iraq.”

“Listen Ehud. I’m driving this democracy bus. You understand? When you’re on my bus you obey the driver. We have other passengers on board. Know what I mean? Scheduled stops. We can’t be pulling over every time you start yanking on that cord. Throws off the schedule.”

“Mr. President, we have enough enemies as it is, I thought it prudent.”

“And now look at your polls. 63% want you out. And you want to get off?”

“I underestimated the power of propaganda.”

“So what’s it gonna be Ehud? Why don’t you just take your seat and keep the aisles clear. There’s a long road ahead of us. We’ll get those numbers up. Right before election time, heh heh.

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