The new Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, briefed the President this morning. He told Bush that three Brazilian soldiers were killed in Iraq.

Bush talks

To everyone’s amazement, all of the color ran from Bush’s face, then he put his hands over his face to cover his tear-filled eyes and laid his head down onto his desk, grief stricken, visibly shaken, whimpering.

Finally, he composed himself and asked secretary Gates, “Just exactly how many is a brazillion?”

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