Sunday, March 12, 2006

How Many EU Foreign Ministers Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb? 

British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, left, speaks with German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier, center, and Luxembourg's Jean Asselborn, right, during a group photo at a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the Salzburg Congress Center in Salzburg, Austria, Friday March 10, 2006. The European Union on Friday threatened to cut off aid to a Hamas-led Palestinian government 'unless it seeks peace by peaceful means' in its strongest signal on the issue to date. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
Question: How many EU Foreign Ministers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

(Oddly enough, it's the same as the number it takes to cut off funding to a terrorist organization masquerading as a government.)

Answer: Well, we don't really know yet, but we do know that this many wasn't enough.

Maybe that's why they keep trying to expand the EU, constantly striving for that elusive magic number of ministers necessary before they can just say no, or at least change a lightbulb.

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