Monday, March 01, 2004

Spy Game

Reacting to recent allegations in the press that the British spied on U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, my girlfriend asked, "why would we* spy on our friends?"

I said, "That's how we know they're still our friends."

She said, "Oh, that's horrible and cynical, and you're probably right."

(* I guess in this context "we" means "the U.S. and its allies," since we are both Americans.)

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