This was brought to my attention by the beautiful Nora.
If you do not want audio at your desk, here is the joke:
A Taliban militant gets lost and is wandering around the desert looking for water. He finally arrives at a store run by a Jew and asks for water. The Jewish vendor tells him he doesn’t have any water but can gladly sell him a tie. The Taliban, the jokes goes on, begins to curse and yell at the Jewish storeowner. The Jew, unmoved, offers the rude militant an idea: Beyond the hill, there is a restaurant; they can sell you water. The Taliban keeps cursing and finally leaves toward the hill. An hour later he’s back at the tie store. He walks in and tells the merchant: “Your brother tells me I need a tie to get into the restaurant.”
Ah ha ha ha ha ha! Those Yids, always looking for a way to make money! See, the two sheeneys were brothers and they had this racket going and . . . oh, never mind, you had to be there.
Remarkably, the White House transcript of the event starts after the joke was made by Obama's National Security Adviser. Oh sure, the insulting memo distributed in the British state department about the Pope could be blamed on a junior staffer having some yucks, but when a senior member of Obama's cabinet opens a session regarding the Mideast peace process with this giggle-fest, I would American Jews might want to rethink their position on Obama.
I am sure my dear friend Eddie will have something to say.