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Shorter Stephen den Beste

  • After careful consideration, I have reached the conclusion that France would be unwise to enter the Gulf War on the side of Iraq by unilaterally attacking the United States of America

By the way, I know that some of these summaries have been a bit approximate, but I fucking defy anyone to look me in the eye and tell me that this one isn’t basically on the nail. It’s a doozy, today’s number, it really is. I can’t do it justice here; SdB quite literally gets out the copy of Jane’s Fighting Ships and does the whole Top Trumps number on what would happen in a shooting war between France and America. As an example of what happens when a clearly intelligent man loses all contact with reality, it’s classic Den Beste. One for the connoisseurs.

Update: Two more. “The Iraqi unmanned planes that Colin Powell talked about aren’t really much of a threat” and “My web traffic is up, probably because of the impending war”. Actually, these two are pretty unobjectionable, though the web traffic one is incredibly wordy.

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