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The future of the Middle East



A previous joke about the Middle East evoked a sharp rebuke from one WAISer. For this reason, we post a balancing joke without the name of the source: President Bush went to Saudi Arabia, and the King said: "Mr President, I am a great fan of your TV program Star Trek. But one thing puzzles me about it: there are people of all colors and all nations, but I have not seen any Arabs featuring in Star Trek. Please can you tell me why this is so?" Bush thought for a moment, then said: "Well, Your Majesty, it's like this. Star Trek is set in the future".

Ronald Hilton - 9/4/02


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