Geneva, May 5 - In a surprise development earlier today, the New Orleans Body of Electronic Lies (NOBEL) announced that the US President George 'Junior' Bush and British Prime Minister Tony 'Sub-junior' Blair are the joint winners of this year's Nobel Piece Prize for Propaganda.
The award carries a citation and two boxes of candy, which Blair and Bush are expected to partake of equally. Previous winners include Osama Bin Laden (for his Al-Jazeera tapes), Bill Clinton (for his Lewinsky rapes) and Pervez Musharraf (for his ISI-trained apes). Ms. Tuples Dansa, spokesperson for NOBEL, announced this today at a press conference at their headquarters.
According to Ms. Dansa, 'The two winners displayed extraordinary understanding of each other's thoughts and words. Bush is incomplete at his task without Blair, and vice versa. And the committee was given to understand that it would be a divine sin to separate them.' A few other members of the organization confirmed that it was the Pope himself who had called it the 'divine sin.'
The award should come as a shot in the arm to the US President, who last had a shot in his arm just before his father locked him in for drug rehabilitation, as he takes on the democratically-voted members of his Senate over the withdrawal bill. George Bush had claimed last week that the Iraqi senators were being forced to take a vacation in Las Vegas because 'summer is very hot in Iraq.'
Blair, meanwhile, sent additional soldiers to the war in order to maintain the number of targets. "We've got to keep the pressure on those terrorists," he said. "And the only way to do that is by confusing them with too many targets."
When informed of their achievement, Tony Blair replied, "Now I can make a decision on my retirement." George Bush Jr., however, was more emotional. He even cried, saying that it was his first citation other than a DUI. "Thank you, Pappy," he said.