Saturday, April 21, 2007

Out of the Gates

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said yesterday that U.S. troop levels in Iraq could be reduced this year -- if the revised Iraq war plan announced by President Bush this week succeeds in reducing violence in the country.

In other news:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that the Arab-Israeli conflict could be resolved later this year -- if Israelis and Palestinians reveal that they secretly love each other.

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said that the federal income tax could be eliminated later this year -- if people start sending in enough voluntary gifts to the U.S. treasury.

Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said that air fares could fall substantially later this year -- if enough people learn to flap their arms and fly.

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