The obvious solution to President Bush's Iraq problem is simple. He needs to reverse his position on funding for stem cell research, get over his "fear" of living in a world without cloning, and clone enough teenagers to build a draft the Chinese would fear. This would make him a hero to disgruntled scientists who have dragged themselves from all over the world to California, hoping to be a part of the next big stem cell wave, but who instead had to read about South Korea's new inroads into their turf.
A Presidential veto on stem cell research would be just another windshield cowboy ride through a desert wasteland of ignorance. If Bush were to encourage California's stem cell agency to work faster and more furiously, we could crank out battallion after battallion of cargo gear-clad soldier wannajoins eager to be all that they can be.
And the good news, for all those so infuriated this morning by former draft-dodger Jim Lampley's wild-eyed suggestion that we should bring back the draft, is that Lampley lives in California. This gives us a chance, under the right scientific circumstances, to give Lampley what he deserves for his hypocrisy and draft him, again and again and again.
Now if we could only clone Ben Bradlee.