Hussein and George W. Bush meet up in Baghdad
for the first round of talks in a new peace
process. When George sits down, he notices
three buttons on the side of Saddam's chair.
They begin talking. After about five minutes
Saddam presses the First button. A boxing
glove springs out of a box on the desk and
punches Bush in the face.
Confused, Bush carries
on talking as Saddam laughs. A few minutes
later the second button is pressed. This time
a big boot comes out and kicks Bush in the
shin. Again Saddam laughs, and again Bush
carries on talking, not wanting to put off
the bigger issue of peace between the two
countries. But when the third button is pressed
and another boot comes out and kicks Bush
in the privates, he's finally had enough,
knowing that he can't do much without them
functioning well. "I'm going back home!"
he tells the Iraqi. "We'll finish these
talks in two weeks!"
A fortnight passes
and Saddam flies to the United States for
talks. As the two men sit down, Hussein notices
three buttons on Bush's chair and prepares
himself for the Yank's revenge. They begin
talking and Bush presses the first button.
Saddam ducks, but nothing happens. George
snickers. A few seconds later he presses the
second button. Saddam jumps up, but again
nothing happens. Bush roars with laughter.
When the third button is pressed, Saddam jumps
up again, and again nothing happens. Bush
falls on the floor in a fit of hysterics.
says Saddam. "I'm going back to Baghdad!"
Dubya says through
tears of laughter, "What Baghdad?"