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The Porcupine's Quill:  A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Porcupine's Quill
June 18, 2017


News Item:  Tillerson says Qatar and others should cease squabbling and talk out
their differences.  Trump says Qatar should stop supporting terrorism and is getting
what it deserves from the others.  The U.S. Defense Department is holding joint naval
exercises in Qatar, which has also signed a deal to be sold $12 billion of fighter
planes and weapons.


Yes, Daisy.  But why do you call me that?

It is the latest fashionable way to pronounce it.  All the fashionable ladies say it that
way from the White House down.

You mean like Jackie Kennedy's pill box hat.  Everyone copies it.

Yes Doughnaald, even if you are a duck.

So are you.

And what's wrong with that when I can lay an egg for my breakfast.

So can our President Doughnaald.  He does it regularly ... in his 2am tweets.

You mean like the latest one on Qatar ...

Yes, the US has a huge base there and would be in trouble if the Emir threw them out.

So the rest of the government is just ignoring him ... like an unmanageable child who
is left to wreck his own toys.

Something like that.  But I am scared of some of his toys ...

No Doughnaald!  You don't mean ... you don't mean the bomb ...

Yes, he has his finger on the button.

Maybe the generals will give him a fake box.

You know, I believe you're right.  I think they already have ... just to be safe ...