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The Porcupine's Quill:  A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Porcupine's Quill
February 10, 2013


News Item:  Senator John Kerry confirmed as Secretary of State.

What is your favorite song Kerrioke?

I have a plan.  It is because I always do.

Any others?

Well, there is, I was for it before I was against it.  Then I voted for it.

Why do you like it so much?

It, kind of, sums up a lot of things I have done.

The Grand Ollama has taken you into his inner circle selecting you for one of the
highest offices in the land.  What do you plan to do?

Starts singing .... "I have a plan ..."

As you know, the issue front and center stage at present, at least among many of our
news makers, is Iran and the bomb.  Do you think force should be used to prevent
Iran acquiring nuclear capacity?

Well, I was for it before I became against it.  Now as part of the 'Grand Ollama' circle, I
am for it.  But, of course, this has to be a last resort.  I favor negotiations actually.  
They are not suicidal.  They'll see reason.  But as the Grand Ollama says, and I now
concur, all options must be on the table.  And, as I said, we all favor negotiations, but
all options are on the table.

Do you think the negotiations will be successful?

Well, I have a plan ...