Interesting budget item I noticed over at Skippy's place: Bush's FY2004 Budget includes "$17,200,000 for the United States Institute of Peace, which "strengthens the Nation's capacity to promote peaceful resolution of international conflicts," by, among other means, conducting a "national student essay contest." What
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm. What else might promote peace? Might there be a cheaper way? A more effective way? HOW ABOUT NOT PREEMPTIVELY BOMBING OTHER COUNTRIES?!?