Now since Wilde wrote plays, please indulge me as I recap our story and introduce some plot twists into this soap-opera-like drama that is passing for reality.
So far weve had the mysterious death of the diabolical
Dr. BMD who died before he could even enter the country.
Now rumour has it that our fearless hero, Mr. Liberal, had only to utter one word--NO!--in order to stop short the evil doctors life.
However, it now turns out, this murder was faked! Not only is our nefarious villain still alive, hes been living here--on the lam--for years, and working under the table all along.
But the plot thickens Our great hero didnt kill Dr. BMD, it emerges that theyre actually business colleagues of sorts, staging shell games and card tricks, working as hucksters, flimflammers and scam artists, and living high off the pork barrel, by hustling and fleecing the politically naive.
In other words, theyve played a very slick joke on us.
They should have said:
Look, weve got good news and bad news:
Good news is were not joining missile defence.
Bad news is, we already joined ages ago.
Unfortunately, all we got was the good news. They forgot to tell us the punch line.
I guess that means Im here to fill you in on the bad news.