Graceland, Tennessee - (AssoCIAted Mess): The War Against Terra took a dramatic twist this weekend when a fit of quirky diplomacy struck Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi into revealing his opinion of this year's G8 Summit leader Vladimir Sputum.
As he stood at the karaoke machine with President Bush and entourage at Elvis Presley's Memphis shrine Graceland, reporters asked the Japanese PM to put into words his seasoned advice on global conflict management in the aftermath of the 9/11 outrage..
Koizumi immediately picked up the microphone and warbled the opening lines of that seminal Elvis number "Falling in Love (with You)", before nudge-winking the President and muttering something inscrutable and probably ineffable about Sputum's intelligence fire-guarding capabilities.
There were broad beans of approval from the gathered guests who include Presley's former wife Priscilla and daughter Lisa Marie, one time wife of that other shady warbler Michael Jackson.
Also lurking among the invited guests was the President's trusty new mouthpiece, the recently appointed former Faux News anchorman Tony Snow, who had masterminded the entire day's events following a crisis summit in Karl Rove's orifice which confirmed that something radical had to be done to push up the beleagured President's ratings ahead of July 4th celebrations.
This may have had a direct correlation to the recent rumours on the Washington AC/DC grapevine which had been rife in suggesting that the Presley family was under immense persuasion by a talented Jackson lookalike sired by Bush in his formative years as a Cuban mafioso hit-man to smooth over any ruffled feathers among aggrieved Bonesmen who had not been entirely aware of any such potential dynastic links to their President before he slimed his way into office in November 2000.
Prime Minister Koizumi, on the other hand, is a respected and seasoned expert on the awesome business capabilities of the Sony Music Corporation of Tokyo, which many have argued is a major guarantor on mortgaged properties of their many talented musical artistes around the world.
The televised event ended with Koizumi inviting president Bush to a reciprocal event in Japan, scene of where the other President Bush had once so graphically demonstrated his diplomacy skills at a state banquet of humbug and crow which left such a lastiing impression in the lap of his gracious host...