Stephen Kahn

Trade

In Hard to tell, Humor on March 1, 2011 at 1:07 am

Italian governments are rarely known for efficiency. But even the country’s most pressing problems are being ignored since a court ruled last week that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi must stand trial on charges of prostitution with an under-age girl and abusing his office to cover it up.–New York Times.

Actually, I think  Belusconi is on trial for a bunch of stuff, but I am not going to look it all up. Anyway, he may be in deep doo doo.

Middle East analysts predict a lengthy struggle for control of Libya, with both pro- and anti-Gadhafi forces increasingly entrenched in their positions.  Civil war, they say, it not out of the question.

Moammar Gadhafi told reporters on Monday that the people of Libya “love” him and are prepared to die for him.  He spoke in Tripoli, the capital and last major city that his forces control.  He again rejected any plans to resign.–Voice of America

You heard it here first. Behind the scenes, Italy and Libya are making arrangements to trade Muammar Ghadafi for Silvio Belusconi. Italy is prepared to throw in a teenage prostitute and Libya is including Ghaddafi’s “voluptuous” 38-year old Ukranian nurse. For the next week or so, civilization is safe.

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