Saturday, October 11, 2008

Deep Questions for Our Time

Seems that North Korea is off the terror list. Given the total unimportance of whether North Korea is on the list or not on the list, I suppose it's a reasonable sop to get them to cooperate with inspections.

But I do have some questions for the increasingly invisible Bush administration about this. Specifically:

  • If they're off the terror list, are they also off the Axis of Evil?
  • Will a new nation be appointed to the Axis of Evil? What rubric will be used to assess new applicants?
  • Will North Korea's space on the Axis be reserved, in case they requalify in the future, or will they have to reapply on the basis of the rubric?
  • While we are still on the topic, is Iraq still part of the Axis, given that it's previous Axisicial government was toppled?
  • Iran can't possibly be an axis by themselves, can they?
  • Can only two countries be considered an axis?
  • What is the maximum number of nations in an axis?
Don't mind me, I'm just whistlin' past the graveyard. (Cue up a lively version of "We Will All Go Together When We Go".)

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