Ed Driscoll

MUGGERIDGE'S LAW IN ACTION DEPARTMENT

Hans Blix may have actually found an actual by-God violation of Iraq’s agreement with the UN yesterday!

Here’s a flashback to April Fool’s day of last year, when in the midst of all sorts of silliness and cutting up in the Blogosphere, I posted:

MUGGERIDGE’S LAW: When Malcolm Muggeridge was the editor of the British satirical magazine Punch in the early 1960s, Khrushchev had announced he was going to tour England alongside its prime minister. Muggeridge wrote up a list of the silliest tour stops he could think of, and then put the article to bed, ready for publication. When the actual tour list was drawn up. he had to massively rewrite the article. At least half the tour stops in his satirical piece were actually on Khrushchev and the British PM’s agenda!

Which is why Muggeridge’s Law is: there is no way that a writer of fiction can compete with real life for its pure absurdity.

Especially when it comes to the UNand Hans Blix.