Wednesday, January 25, 2006

What's in a headline?

Named, ousted, deposed, appointed, nominated, abdicated, row, crisis, dispute, agrees, is forced, removed, replaced, coup, and my personal favourite 'votes to relieve'...

coup' ousts Emir of Kuwait
Ailing Kuwaiti Emir Is Ousted Los Angeles Times
PM nominated to lead Kuwait as emir TVNZ, New Zealand
New Kuwait amir nominated
Kuwait’s parliament deposes ailing ruler Financial Times
Kuwaiti legislators approve ailing emir's abdication Xinhua
Kuwait parliament votes out ailing emir Reuters
Kuwait's ailing emir resigns to make way for PM Sabah Times of India
PARLIAMENT VOTES TO RELIEVE SHEIKH SAAD; Cabinet nominates Sheikh ... Arab Times
That which we call a joke, by any other name would pretty much stink as well..
Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.
Agnes Repplier


Shemsi said...

It is sad and weird and mostly just surreal. I didn't realize that Sheikh Sabah is also in his 70s. Do they know who the new vice-amir will be?

kwtia said...

Names are being whispered but nothing yet..