Goldblog reader Jeffrey Bergman writes:
Not a bad joke at all. Because the thirsty man is identified as a Talib, an enemy of the U.S., and presumably an anti-Semite on top of it, the Jewish brothers are clever and righteous. If the thirsty man had been a Christian (as I suspect he was the first time the General heard the joke), then the Jews would have been cruel and greedy (as well as clever), and I wouldn't be laughing. Would you?
But yes, please give General Jones a break. No one is hiring him as a comedian -- let's worry about how he does his day job.