05 April 2007

Baby Assad plays it open

Republican congressmen meeting with Syrian president say they believe there is an opportunity for dialogue with Syrian leadership; add they had talked about 'ending support for Hizbullah and Hamas, recognizing Israel's right to exist in peace and security, and ceasing interference in Lebanon'
The article does not say whether baby Assad responded to this overture at all, but our agents report about the spirit of openness and cooperation that permeated the discussions. It was divulged that the host shared with the congressmen a hitherto secret recipe for lamb cutlets, jealously kept by at least 15 generations of Assad family.

After the dinner, fortified by a few glasses of orange juice, baby Assad went even further with his openness, heedlessly disclosing what is considered a state secret:

For once CIA, Mossad, MI6 and other intelligence agencies concur with this assessment.