On the July 18 episode of The Daily Show Jon Stewart commented on the Blitz-Massage. It occurs to me that this is as inexplicable as Zinedine Zidane’s head butt in the World Cup final. As you will recall, a few days after the head butt, Zidane went on French television to explain that he had been provoked. The French nation forgave Zidane. Perhaps Mr. Bush could follow Zidane’s example and explain to a perplexed world who provoked him into such bizarre behavior.
Finally, I have not yet been able to confirm reports that after watching the incident on video replay, Vladimir Putin ran to Mr. Bush and showed him a red card. According to these same unconfirmed reports, the G-8 apparently has banned Mr. Bush from attending the next two G-8 summits due to his red card expulsion.