Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Act Like Me

Kurt Vonnegut's idea for a letter from Uncle Sam to Iraq (via Paul Krassner's blog on the Huffington Post).

Dearest Iraq: Act like me. After 100 years of democracy, let your slaves go. After 150, let your women vote. At the start of democracy, ethnic cleansing is quite OK. Love you madly! Uncle Sam

You can also add: civil war is OK, but just once. Fundamentalists should be allowed to participate in government, but only at the highest levels. Oh, and oil should be your main foreign policy concern.

It sounds like Iraq is coming along just fine.