Of course, this event has prompted a good deal of consternation at our peace-loving State Department. The real tragedy? Let's hear the view from the Foggy Bottom Boys:
Secretary of State Colin Powell said continued terrorist activity will only impede the progress of the peace plan.
"The longer time goes by without progress because ... the parties can't get moving because of this terrorist activity, the more difficult it will be to achieve the goals laid out in the road map with respect to a timetable," Powell said Thursday in Washington.
As the bard once said, "Un. Fucking. Believable."
I am not sure what to say about this, other than to offer a short parable I once posted at LGF after a similar incident.
COYOTE: LATEST CLIFF PLUNGE 'WILL NOT DETER' PURSUIT OF ROADRUNNER PROCESS
Painted Desert, Arizona - Undaunted by his latest 6000 foot plunge yesterday from Widowmaker Pass, local roadrunner predator Wile E. Coyote vowed to "redouble my efforts to follow the Acme roadmap process."
"It is crucial that we look past the violence, the plungings, the telephone wire slicings, boulder crushings, and bowling ball mishaps of the past," he said, emerging from his 12 foot coyote-shaped impact crater at the bottom of Deadman's Gorge.
Dusting himself off while emitting accordion noises, Coyote added, "I personally pledge to work with the representatives of Acme to explore every option - whether it is jet powered roller skates, iron birdseed and giant magnets, or industrial rubber bands - that will finally end the cycle of piano-flattenings. The pursuit of this goal is too important."
Coyote also dismissed recent rumors that Acme was constructing a coyote-pelt processing plant north of I-40 in Bleached Rock Canyon.
"Acme is a true partner in the roadrunner process," he said. "They even sent me this swell ticking package. It must be a commemorative watch or something."