Friday, February 10, 2006

The Makings of A Good Idea?

"Australia Gets Drunk, Wakes Up in North Atlantic"

I came across a bit of good fun this morning in a read linked in by Jill Walker at jill/txt. The story's 2002 copyright may leave a comment or two in the text with a sense of being dated, but the thought still works, and I wonder if it's not potentially a better idea today than it was in 2002. Move the pieces around on the board a bit, and the game might suddenly play out a little differently.

What kinds of changes might take place in international politics, for example, if the United States
laid one on and the next morning woke up as a permanent fixture in a new neighborhood, say situated in the general region of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and China. Do you think we might learn to play nice in the sandbox then? Hmmm?

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1 comment:

bdg said...

Not unless we get someone else in charge of our corner of the box. The real question is whether we (and the rest of the world) can endure until the next election or not. Personally, I do not envy the next guy in line for the cleanup he will have to do. On the other hand, once in office he would have to work REALLY hard to look like anything but a step up!