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