Wednesday, March 30, 2011

So Why Aren't There No-Fly Zones Over Côte d'Ivoire?

Q&A: What's at stake as Ivory Coast teeters on the verge of civil war - Telegraph

An armed conflict? Check.

Government forces killing "civilians?" Check. (So when do they stop being civilians and start being members of an armed force waging a civil war?)

Oil? No, sorry. There is no oil in Côte d'Ivoire.

What was that mantra during the Bush administration? "No Blood for Oil!"

"No Blood for Cocoa!" just doesn't have the same resonance. And it doesn't matter because most people don't even know where Ivory Coast is.

And will somebody please let me know when the anti-war protesters are in Chicago, camped out by the President's home. I think that would be a great excuse to go have an authentic Chicago-style, deep-dish spinach souffle pizza. Or some ribs. Or even some Harold's Chicken. (It's all about the food for me.)

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