Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Hold Your Horses

Congress has banned the 'barbaric' slaughter of horses for export as food to the savage nations of France, Belgium and Japan. I wonder if it has thought of applying the same adjective to its country's war project in Iraq, which I seem to remember it fully supported? Some Congressmen really lost the run of themselves, referring to 'American horses'. As if horses had a nationality. Though, the Japanese, in their excellent humour seem to think so too, a former Kentucky derby winner, Ferdinand, was slaughtered in Japan a number of years ago and the meat marketed as the chance to eat an American champion. They get worried about the strangest things, those Yanks.