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The Porcupine's Quill:  A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Porcupine's Quill
March 23, 2014


News Item:  President Obama to travel to the Netherlands on Monday for a Nuclear
Security Summit Meeting, then to Brussels for an EU meeting and on to Rome to visit
the Pontiff ... and finally to Saudi Arabia on Friday ... returning home on Saturday.

Yes, I have to go and stiffen the spines of our friends to stand up to the rampaging
Russian Bear eating up what does not belong to it.  We must give it indigestion and a
good laxative before he digests it.

So you want it back?

We must make sure he does not eat banned food ...

But don't those friends rely on the Bear's gas?  He has to live and eat to keep
passing gas for them ...

He can only eat what we approve.

You then visit the Northern Ants Territorial Overseers (NATO) in Brussels.  Are you
planning to let the Ants loose on the Bear?  Remember what they did to Gaddafi in
Libya ...

No, no, no!  It's just a message.  Nothing more ... plus we are commemorating the
WWI centenary.

It should be a lesson ...  how it started ...

Yes, that is why I see the Pontiff -- a man of peace and a community organizer like

And you have much in common.  He is white, wears white.  You're black, wear black,
but you are white on the inside.  And then your last visit is to a man who also wears
white and keeps wanting to cut off the head of the snake.

Yes, and I must make him a man of peace ...

You mean, Syria has turned out to be tougher than Ukraine or Chile, or Guatemala or
the Snake's origins in Iran ...

You win some, you lose some, but you must not lose sight of peace ...