Saddam Hussein and George Bush are seated next to each other on a
flight from Los Angeles to New York. George Bush asks if he would like
to play a fun game. Saddam, tired, just wants to take a nap, so he
politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch few winks.
Bush persists and explains that the game is easy and a lot of fun.
He says,"I ask you a question, and if you don''t know the answer, you
pay me five dollars, and vice versa."
Again, he declines and tries to get some sleep.
Bush, now agitated, says, "Okay, if you don''t know the answer, you
pay me $5, and if I don''t know the answer, I will pay you $500."
This catches Saddam''s attention and, figuring there will be no end to
this torment, agrees to the game.
George Bush asks the first question:"What''s the distance from the
earth to the moon?" Saddam Hussein doesn''t say a word, reaches into
his wallet, pulls out a $5.00 bill, and hands it to the George Bush.
"Okay", says the George Bush ,"your turn."
Saddam asks,"What goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with
George Bush , puzzled, takes out his laptop computer and searches all
his references ... no answer. He taps into the air phone with his
modem and searches the Internet and the Library of Congress ... no
Frustrated, he sends e-mails to all his friends and coworkers but to
no avail. After an hour, he wakes Saddam and hands him $500. Saddam
thanks him and turns back to get some more sleep.
George Bush , who is more than a little miffed, stirs Saddam and asks,
"Well, what''s the answer?"
Without a word, Saddam reaches into his purse, hands George Bush
$5,and goes back to sleep.