Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Those Clever Mullahs

Faster, Please! » Those Clever Mullahs

Every now and then it is surprising to realize that the same people who spend their lives plotting complicated conspiracies drawn from a script writer's reject file and who endlessly search for evidence of fiendish plots by the Mossad and other enemies are capable of dropping a clumsy and obvious clunker right into the open, like something ugly in the soup or arriving at a carefully plotted scheme to infiltrate the rich in some wheezing jalopy. Here they are trying to put out the message that they are on guard in a twilight struggle against Zionist-American plotters, and they start calling people like Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca in a "Your Show of Shows" skit.

Their problem is that they can't get good help. No matter how smooth the would be Bond arch-villain seeking to bring down the West fancies himself to be in the end all his plans depend upon some idiot henchman who shows up wearing a "Kick Me I'm the Bad Guy" sign. Iran could spend decades plotting how to build a nuclear weapons program and then end up buying their computers from "Larry's Discount WMD Control Systems."

We can't count on this to thwart every threat but we can take comfort in it as proof that we are on the side of the angels.

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