Mad Poodle

Let the record show that on December 3 the Poodle wrote: “But after 30 years of nonstop civil war, the Taliban emerged as one of the few competent, honest operations to be found” [Angry Poodle Barbecue, “With Dog on Our Side”]. What are you saying! One thing, for certain, we know from history is that a Taliban regime would make a dog’s dinner of free speech such as the Poodle’s barbecue. - Brooks Firestone

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