Wednesday, March 07, 2007

And so it begins...

Don't you just hate it when old men in pointy hats say that at the start of really crucial battles?

Anyway, Dubya is finally on his way. Personally I think the tour really ought to commence with him symbolically climbing over the wall he has erected along the border with Mexico.

His opening salvo will no doubt have left Chávez and the Bolivarians fulminating: a direct comparison between George Washington and Simón Bolívar in a speech delivered yesterday.

We had a rather unenlightening email today from our global IT manager prepping us for the scheduling chaos sure to result from the fact that the US and Canada are switching to daylight savings time earlier this year. The Mexicans are making a show of their petulance by not conforming.

This reminds me how the (unmarked) US air support for the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961 arrived an hour late because George Bush senior and his CIA cronies in Guatemala City had failed to check whether Cuba was in a different time zone.

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