If we're trying to make the world safe for democracy, wouldn't it be better to infiltrate the black market than declare war? I kept thinking about it today: sneak cells of philanthropists, teachers, jounalists, and black marketeers into a country. That way, fundamentalists can scream about how godless the US is, but what everybody's really thinking is that we make good blue jeans and can fix computers like nobody's business. We don't want enemies; we want free markets, because selling stuff is what we do best.*

*I've also been thinking about setting up categories for my blog. This entry would go under "Hare-brained Ideas." That way, you could click on the link and POW! as many hare-brained ideas as you could ever desire.