Thursday, April 20, 2006

Why not to go to war

Yglesias quotes the pro-bombing Dr. Patrick Smith, who asks of opponent of war in Iran: "What was your alternative?"
My alternative would be, you know, not bombing Iran. … the fact that something would be bad is no reason to do something much worse.
Which brings us to the Simpsons. Fans will recall the classic "Max Power" episode, in which Homer explains: "there's three ways to do thing. The right way, the wrong way, and the Max Power way." Bart asks "isn't that the wrong way?"

"Yeah," Homer responds, "but faster!"

Then he runs into a cactus.

I dream of a day when we aren't governed by fictional characters.