The Onion, normally a kind of politically vague piss-take site on life generally has a really funny item depicting a jealous North Korea vying for a little of George Bush's attention. (See: North Korea wondering what it has to do to attract US military attention).
Laughter is the strongest medicine and ridicule is a powerful weapon. Monty Python member Terry Jones has written a hiliarious commentary (See: I'm losing patience with my neighbours, Mr Bush) on the US's posturing against Iraq. It appeared in Sunday's Observer in the UK.
Billy Bragg. My idol. Gone digital. Back in the 80's and 90's he used to release topical ditties on 45 and on tape, and they would get around, eventually, but more often than not people would hear them as a redux on the latest outrage Margaret Thatcher had visited on people.
Don't get me wrong. I can't stand the idea that the United States may (once again) attack Iraq. And I'm in favour of many sorts of actions to oppose war on Iraq. But e-petitions aren't one of them. And the unicwash petition is a hoax.
Those of us who were pitching web sites to our respective union higher-ups three or four years ago probably stare sleeplessly at the ceiling with alarming regularity, wondering what we've gotten ourselves into now that many of us have actually got what we wanted.