The Curmudgeon


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

A Great Novelty Item

In another unfortunate demonstration of the British judicial system's lack of moral vision, a notable wealth creator has been found guilty of selling fake bomb detectors to Iraq and several other countries. The bomb detectors - essentially golf-ball finders with new labels - were marketed at trade fairs backed by the British government; which seems appropriate enough given the British government's role in attacking Iraq over some fake bombs. Nobody on this side of the war for democracy thought to test the devices, and Iraqi officialdom has been so efficiently cleansed of Ba'athist corruption that the entrepreneur had little difficulty bribing senior personnel to take them. Scientists have since concluded, as scientists will, that the workings of the detectors are more or less faith-based; although, remarkably enough, the Ascended Incarnation of the Reverend Blair does not appear to have endorsed them.


  • At 10:27 pm , Anonymous Madame X said...

    That falls under the category of "if you put that in a novel, no one would believe it."

  • At 9:04 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    According to some enthusiasts for globalisation it is small businessmen like McCormick who help spread democracy by telling local businessment in places like Iraq about the advantages of good governance, the rule of law and free and fair elections.


  • At 11:28 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    Well, at least we're not taxing them too highly, so they'll condescend to stay here a bit longer. Thank goodness for that.


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