Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Political Science Part II

On Cottman Avenue in Philadelphia today, I saw a bumper sticker with the rather poetic lines

Let's Nuke Their Ass
And Take Their Gas

which I took to be a comment on Middle East policy. What was interesting was that the car bearing this, well, hawkish statement was a rather modest, mid-sized affair and the driver proceeded at a pretty reasonable speed, which is to say, I passed him. Was he compensating for this excess of moderation by proposing an extreme solution to the energy problem? Or was the sticker merely a leftover from the Carter or Bush I administration that he had never quite managed to remove? Given recent developments in Iran, if he plans to implement his solution, he should perhaps consider doing so soon.


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