Sunday, July 31, 2005

Life Imitates Monty Python

The following paragraph from an Associated Press story about problems faced by the committee drafting Iraq's new constitution reminded me of the "Judean People's Front" vs. "People's Front of Judea" argument in "Monty Python's Life of Brian":

Members of the drafting committee had been warning for weeks that although 90 percent of the document was completed, the 71 members could not agree on a handful of key issues, including federalism, the role of Islam, distribution of national wealth and the name of the country.