Friday, June 26, 2009

No Wieners For You!

I have to admit - I thought it was a little bit humorous that the Obama administration was extending their olive branch to the Iranian government via a celebration of our nation. But on June 24th, the president officially decided to rescind those invitations. Most likely because not a single Iranian official had RSVP'd. But who can blame them, really? Tough choices... I mean, clearly the 4th of July celebration is going to be a big weenie roast, and Muslims are prohibited from eating pork. The very best kosher hot dog is a Hebrew National, but Muslims are convinced that even the jews are pigs, so I'm sure they can't touch those, either. I'm pretty certain that the Muslims aren't too keen on partying it up with The Great Satan, either. 

The State Department sent out a memo to all embassies and consulates on Wednesday, ordering them to rescind all invites. In the interest of making sure the embassies got it right, the memo included: "For invitations which have been extended posts should make clear that Iranian participation is no longer appropriate in the current circumstance. For invitations which have not been extended, no further action is needed." Ah, yes... thus the word "rescind." It's kind of difficult to take back that which has not yet been offered. It's kind of fun to think about, though... a disinvitation saying, "Not only were you not invited, now you're sooooo not invited!"

CNN reported that Hillary Clinton made the decision and then informed Obama. I'll bet that went over well.

I, for one, am breathing a sigh of relief. I was really worried about the hot dog situation.

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