21 November 2007

President Bush pardons turkeys

Quip from President Bush during the traditional turkey "pardoning" ceremony at the White House in which he announced the names of the lucky turkeys:

I also thank everybody who voted online to choose the names for our guests of honor.

And I'm pleased to announce the winning names. They are "May" and "Flower."

They're certainly better than the names the Vice President suggested, which were "Lunch" and "Dinner."

I realize this story is a complete non sequitur here, but I just had to post it.

Meanwhile, no pardon for this turkey:

Coalition Forces Kill Top Mosul al-Qaida Leader

During operations In Mosul, Coalition forces killed a wanted individual believed to have been a senior leader in Mosul’s terrorist security network. Reports indicate the wanted individual planned attacks against Iraqi Security and Coalition forces, which included multiple suicide car-bombing attacks. Reports also indicate he purchased weapons and explosives for the terrorist network. As Coalition forces approached the target building, an armed man emerged. Perceiving hostile intent, the ground force engaged, killing the terrorist, who was later identified as the wanted individual by one of the building’s occupants.

We'll call him "History".

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