September 30, 2004

This Tea Is Saddam Good

Explosive al-Qaeda brew hits Guinea

It is a trend similar to neighbouring Mali and Senegal, where people call a popular form of sweet tea Saddam.

“After eight days we can drink it. It gives a tonic-like flavour and this is good for man’s organism,” Mr Camara says.

“When the beverage has boiled to a certain level, it sparkles and gives explosive-like rumbling sounds when you open the pot.

“This is why some call it B52, American bombardment, Bin Laden and others call it al-Qaeda,” he says.

Conflation of Saddam and Al Qaeda has spread from the administration, pervaded the media and has now infected the soft drink world. On the other hand, what man couldn’t use a little pick-me-up for his organism?

Via Erik, but not via his weblog.

Posted by James at September 30, 2004 11:12 AM
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>>On the other hand, what man couldn’t use a little pick-me-up for his organism?

Hey, speak for yourself!! *looking around nervously*

Posted by: Steve at September 30, 2004 3:03 PM

You've got to love a drink that can free your bowels.

"I used to have frequent constipation. But since I started taking this beverage, my bowels are now free, I pass urine freely also, and everything's alright with my body," one al-Qaeda drinker said.

Posted by: Patti M. at September 30, 2004 3:21 PM

I hate them for their freedoms.

Posted by: Julie at September 30, 2004 3:30 PM

Ha ha ha ha ha!!

Hey, I went to Erik's blog and he had posted a piece by Juan Cole, "If America were Iraq, what would it be like?" that is terriffic.

Read it here: http://www.juancole.com/2004_09_01_juancole_archive.html#109582366638394688

Posted by: Patti M. at September 30, 2004 3:34 PM

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