This is rather too late to be posting to a blog, but I wanted to try out Scribefire. Why don’t we do this one as a dialog, to make it a little more fun at this late hour?
C: It’s fucking late! Why are you up now?
D: It’s not that late. It’s just 0:24.
C: There you go with that twenty-four hour clock again. Why don’t you just use normal time?
D: Twenty-four hour clock is more economical. Why include a.m. or p.m. after every time when you don’t have to?
C: What did you want to write about this evening?
D: I wanted to write about Libya, but you said it’s too late.
C: Give it a try.
D: Do you remember under Bush, Cheney and company? We had all that rhetoric about bringing democracy to the Middle East.
D: They said that’s why we went into Iraq. Democracy in Iraq would be the example that transforms the whole region.
D: Now democracy’s coming to the Middle East, and we say, “It’s none of our business.”
C: Is it our business?
D: I don’t know. What do you think?
C: Colin Powell said about Iraq: “If you break it, you own it.”
D: Wouldn’t it be great if we could just go down to the Pottery Barn and buy Iraq?
C: Quit cutting up. Do you think we own the whole region because of what we did in Iraq?
D: Obama and Clinton sure don’t think so. In some ways this transformation in the Middle East is just as significant as the break-up of the Soviet Union. We want to sit and watch, even though everyone looks to us for leadership.
C: Everyone except the dictators.
D: That’s right. Everyone except the people who’ve been so nasty all these decades.
C: Time to go to bed.
D: That’s right! Time to go to bed!