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War Humor

January 01, 2002

In times like these when evil may live in the house next door, we need to look to the wisest of our nation in order to keep hope and courage strong. Mel Brooks has said that the only way to attack hatred is with ridicule, and I think he is right. Therefore I recommend some slight changes in how we refer to the following:

Richard Reid--Abdul bin Hotfoot.

Al Qaeda--''The Al Qaeda Network--all the caves, all the time.''

The Taliban--the Turned-Tail-and-Ran.

Osama bin Laden--Osama bin-to-Kmart-looking-for-a-burka-in-tall.

And I understand that the new rage in Guantanamo Bay is goat tacos.

Susan Franzblau

Los Angeles

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