President does not cut and run - from
Bush and Dick Cheney were in Iraq for a week
and decided that they would travel by horseback
to look over their oil fields that they were,
"You know Dick, I'm a real cowboy and I don't
want you riding my horse. So I'm going to cut
off half its tail so that we know which horse
is mine and which horse is yours."
"That sounds okay with me."
So Bush cut his horse's tail in half and holding
the other half in his hand said, "Mission
night, Bin Laden snuck into the camp and cut
off half the tail on Cheney's horse. The next
morning confusion reigned.
"This is terrible, but I'm going to stay the
course. Bring 'em on."
"President Sir, do you want to mix it up with
Bin Laden, take him on? Or maybe I should take
"No, we don't have time for that. Bring me the
scissors again. All I will have to do is to
cut off the whole tail on my horse so that we
know which horse is which."
night Bin Laden again visited the camp and cut
off the rest of the tail from Cheney's horse.
The next morning was, again, a confusing scene.
"It is really hard work to determine which is
my horse. But it would be a dishonor to change
course right now. I'm going to have to cut off
my horse's right ear."
Bush cut off the right ear of his horse and
strutted around, confident that the problem
was taken care of. Once again, Bin Laden snuck
into the camp and cut off the right ear of Cheney's
horse. The next morning was a scene of even
greater confusion compounded by anger. Bush
was visibly fuming.
"How much of this horse am I going to have to
cut off so that we know which horse is which?"
little Iraqi boy, who was watching the scene
unfold over the last three days, spoke up, "Well
Mr. Bush, maybe you could do what Mr. Saddam
would do in this situation."
flew into a rage, "What would a freedom-hating
terrorist like Saddam do that I wouldn’t do?"
little Iraqi boy said, "Well, he would say that
since your horse is white, and Mr. Cheney's
is black, you could just say that the "white’
horse is yours."