UnNews:Obama goes strong to the hoop, scores on Libya
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18 March 2011
Four weeks into the Libyan bloodshed, the lanky forward nicknamed the President completed his NCAA picks, filled out his brackets live on ESPN, and was able to turn his attention to the conflict at hand. He checked into the game at crunch-time.
Cheering fans had been confused, as Undercoach William Burns had vowed to use the entire might of the United States to thwart Gen. Gadhafi's fight with rebel forces--"short of putting boots on the ground." Some fans were concerned that Big Barack could not legally sink the winning shot while sitting on the bench. Finally, the star player did get in the game--but confusingly, asked the referees for permission to score. The American public was kept up-to-date by messages on the Twitter service as the drama unfolded.
The refs did declare a no-fly zone around the Libyan goal, presumably allowing the hosts to go into a zone defense. Barack entered the game, with scant time left on the clock, and swooshed toward the goal for the shot that would decide the game.
However, the team's key player cautioned the fans that "victory" in the war-torn country isn't necessarily the goal. "I'm always worried about using the word 'victory,' because, you know, it invokes this notion of Hirohito signing a surrender to MacArthur." Such a development would take all the fun out of a basketball game.
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- Steve Holland and Susan Cornwell "Obama administration seeks U.N. approval to bomb Libyan tanks, artillery" Reuters, March 17, 2011
- Staff "Obama: 'Victory' Not Necessarily Goal" Fox News, July 23, 2009