Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Best piece of prose I've read this week

The work in those smoke-filled rooms — and in Iraq, unlike in modern America, the cliché is still applicable because everyone still puffs away — can go on whether Parliament is formally in session or not, as long as the major Iraqi leaders agree to remain in the Green Zone. If a deal is concluded, it’s possible to call Parliament back into session to ratify it. If no deal is concluded it doesn’t make any difference whether Parliament is in session or not.

As you can probably guess, I've spent most of my time deep in the recesses of T-SQL manuals. But still. There's a certain simplicity to it. Plus I like the idea of politicans actually smoking as they work.

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