Wednesday, May 09, 2007

North Korean General Cracks A Bush Joke

Who says the North Korean military don't have a sense of humour? Perhaps not when it comes to Kim Jong-Il - North Koreans have allegedly been jailed or killed for insulting their supreme leader - but they don't mind cracking a joke or two about George W. Bush :

As military chiefs from both sides of the Korean peninsula met on Tuesday for talks, a general from the North started proceedings by telling a joke at George W. Bush's expense.

"I recently read a piece of political humour on the Internet called 'saving the president'," Lieutenant-General Kim Yong-chol was quoted as saying in pool reports from the talks.

He then retold the old yarn about Bush who goes out jogging one morning and, preoccupied with international affairs, fails to notice that a car is heading straight at him.

A group of schoolchildren pull the president away just in time, saving his life, and a grateful Bush offers them anything they want in the world as a reward.

"We want a place reserved for us at Arlington Memorial Cemetery," say the children.

"Why is that?" he asks.

"Because our parents will kill us if they find out what we've done."

The South Korean generals appeared befuddled as to what to make of the humour...