My wife came to me as I was cozily drifting into my Saturday slumber, drawn out on the comfortable living room sofa. She had the list of the Top news stories of the 21st century complied by the Global Language Monitor. The curious lady had questions about every one of them to her well informed and authoritatively opinionated better half.
Fortunately I had answers for every single question- the same one…
News item number 2: Election of Barack Obama
Question: “How could the whole world (even you ) be foolish enough to unanimously dream that any president would actually bring changes to US policies?”
News item number 3: Death of Osama Bin Laden
Question: “How could some Muslims support Osama Bin Laden when he is said to have killed innocent men, women and children?”
Another one on the same item
Question: “They said that Saddam Hussein was captured in December. But as he was being dragged out of the fox hole, we could see date palms laden with ripe fruit (which ripens only in summer) in the background. And then you have the WMD story. They have lost their credibility. So how can we trust the same guys now?”
News item number 4: Wiki leaks
Question: “The Swedish Prosecution Authority had dropped the warrant for Assange a few hours after his previous arrest. Then why was he arrested again. That too after his site was taken off from one server after the other on instructions given by the US Government?”
News item number 6: Death of Michael Jackson
Question: “All the child molestation charges against him were dropped because he gave the parents truckloads of money. Does this make him guilty or innocent ?”
My consistent answer was “I don’t know, sweetheart”.