Saturday, January 10, 2009

Condi Gets Albright Award

The unique award looked like a forearm. The bottom showed bone, muscle, tendons, veins and arteries. It tapered up toward the hand, frozen half open during rigor mortis. The priceless gem, a crystal heart, rested in the palm.

"This year's Madelline Albright Stone Cold Heart Award goes to Condoleezza Rice," said the announcer. A giddy Condoleezza Rice pranced up the steps to the stage. Her acceptance speech was short:

"Who knew I'd be in the same league with Madelline Albright? Only in my wildest dreams could a black child from Birmingham achieve her "500,000 dead Iraqi children as being worth the price." But I did it!

Yes, you did Condi. Relish your stone cold heart, as your words haunt you:

“It is very difficult in a circumstance like Gaza, which is a very densely populated area,” to protect civilians.