December 01, 2004

What the US should do about its Iraq problem.

George Saunders has it all figured out:

I’ve completed the math.

There are approximately twenty-five million Iraqis in Iraq. There are approximately three hundred million Americans in America. This means that there are approximately twelve Americans for every Iraqi. This means that, if we all go, each American will be responsible for one-twelfth of an Iraqi. An Iraqi family of five will thus be attended by sixty Americans. We will come, this second wave of three hundred million of us, unarmed. We will bring nothing but ourselves. We will simply show up, saying, “What would you like for dinner?”

And that's merely the beginning.

Via New Yorker.

Posted by Magpie at December 1, 2004 10:03 PM | Humor | Technorati links |