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The Porcupine's Quill:  A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Porcupine's Quill
August 24, 2014


News Item:  In comments, Hillary Clinton has been presenting herself as much more
of a hawk than the President on the Iraq plus Syria front.  She played a key role
when Secretary of State in the arming of the Syrian rebels.

What an impressive coat ... one of nature's designer items no doubt.  Does the
impressive design mean anything?

It means, lay off!  Or you'll get something you hadn't bargained for ...

Of course you can afford expensive wear at $200,000 a speech from Goldman-Sachs
-- a little different from the days when it took you a year to turn a $1000 into
$100,000.  Still quite a feat few could achieve ... and no amateurs.  Ever thought of
writing a book about your techniques?


Most people would be proud of such an accomplishment; you never talk about it.  

Oh, just modest I guess ... my interests are elsewhere.

Like Iraq.  You want to go in guns blazing.

We need to defend our values, help rebels who behave the same.

Like the Iraq war you voted for ... or Libya ... or Syria.

Well, can't have dictators ...

You mean like Pinochet in Chile, or the Shah of Iran, or Mobuto in Congo, or ...

Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein were monsters ... killed their own people.  Saddam
gassed the Kurds ...

Was that when Kissinger was running around claiming the yellow residue was not
from chemical WMDs?  And was it US satellite images ... located Iranian targets for
the Iraqis' chemical weapons?  Sure blunted Iran's advance and stalemated the war.

Before my time ... before my time.  Anyhow, have to leave ... gotta make a speech.  
More important ...