On February 14, 2007 Lebanese Druze Leader Walid Jumblatt had the following to say to Syrian dictator Bashar-Al Assad (aka the opthamologist): "oh tyrant of Damascus, you ape unknown to nature, you snake from which even the snakes have fled, you whale vomited by the ocean, you wild desert beast, you creature that is only half-man" (he also indulges in the standard Middle East rhetoric by calling him an "Israeli product", which Basher may have found more insulting, but at least he didn't call him a shoe)
In a Feb. 23 interview, Jumblatt decided to apologize...(drumroll.....)
To the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
If that doesn't garner a Heh from our readers we don't know what will.
Interviewer: Do you regret what you said on February 14, 2007?
Walid Jumblatt: No, but the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty against Animals contacted me, and said that they reject the comparison of snakes, whales, and wild beasts to Bashar Al-Assad. I apologize to that society. But I don't regret anything else I said.
(He also roundly berates chief Hizballah terrorist Hassan Nasrallah. Worth watching.)
The Middle East: crazy, insane, bizarre, but not boring.