This week in imperial dick-swinging:

Robert Gates says too much peace might lead to war, so we need to prepare for war to secure the peace! Doubleplusgood!

Pravda on the Hudson says all the devil hash in the world won’t make it “groovy”, man, when the TERRORISTS! come to kill the Dutch in their beds. They should totally stay the course and keep hanging out with us in the graveyard of empires like all the really cool kids are doing.

And Pravda on the Potomac says get a load of these fucking Iranians, wouldja? Interfering in Iraqi elections! Pursuing their own self-interest! Meddling in the internal politics of another sovereign nation! The noive of these guys!