Bush Unveils "New Recipe" For Iraq
BBC News, 6th January 2007
US President George W Bush today revealed his long-awaited new Iraq recipe.
He announced a plan to send more US cooks to Iraq to focus on ways of adding greater seasoning to Iraqi broth, rather than training Iraqi chefs.
"This plan will combat the ongoing threat of flavourlessness in Iraqi soups," President Bush said.
"I have no doubt that the addition of several thousand additional cooks will ensure the heartiness and chunkiness of Iraqi broths, gumboes, chowders."
"After all, many hands make light work."
The proposal has proved controversial, with one Republican senator saying "It all sounds well and good, but there's no such thing as a free lunch."
"After all, a bird in the hand is worth two in the, er, two in the, ahh..."
President Bush later played down such criticisms.
"There's no point crying over spilt milk," he said. "The proof will be in the pudding."
"And that wholesome, thick, creamy Iraqi soup."