George Bush, Saddam Hussein and General Cosgrove were all walking
along a beach together after a peace talk , when they spotted an empty
champagne bottle lying in the sand . They popped it open, and a Genie
materialised before them , announcing, "You have two wishes each."
First , George Bush said , "I wish I had an army of a million tanks to
wipe out Saddam Hussein's army and free the people of Iraq! I also
wish I had a fleet of a million oil tankers , to take his oil supplies
when I'm done !"
The Genie granted the Chief Executive his wish .
"Ha !" Saddam retorted . "You won't defeat me so easily ! I wish there
was an impregnable wall around all of Iraq , so no Iranians , Israelis
or infidel Westerners may enter ! I also wish to be transported safely
back to my palace in Baghdad !"
And with that , the Genie did his bidding , and Saddam vanished in a
puff of smoke .
This left only General Cosgrove .
"Well , first of all ," said the good General ,"tell me about this
"Well , it's higher than any aeroplane can fly and thicker than any
explosive can penetrate ," replied the Genie . "There are no entrances
or exits . Basically , nothing can get in or out ."
"Right ," replied Cosgrove . "Fill it with water ."