Spokespersons for Hamas plus other radical Palestinians and the President of Iran have all unwittingly joined the barking US God-botherer Pat Robertson in claiming that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's cerebral haemorrhage was a punitive act of God.
So there you go. You can be an overweight 77-year-old taking blood-thinning drugs and living under the unbearable stress of running one of the most controversial countries on earth, but if God loves ya, ya safe -- and if He don't, ya doomed.
Dubya, meanwhile, is in sparkling form. Just saw him on the news, where he announced at a press conference about Sharon's condition that he was "prayin' for him" -- and then, in the next sentence, began talking about him in the past tense.