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Throw SUV Owners Into the War Effort

September 09, 2002

I say that President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney should use the Department of Motor Vehicles database for their upcoming war draft. Any individual owning an SUV must report to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's office immediately.

Just think of what we could accomplish by slapping 80 pounds of ammo on the backs of these individuals and shipping them off to some desert in Iraq in 120-degree heat: (1) Fuel efficiency would more than double on the streets of the U.S., thus pushing the price of gasoline down to 50 cents per gallon; (2) our air would be twice as clean, now that we were burning half the fuel we used to; (3) millions of jobs would be created, now that these individuals were traveling to the Middle East; and (4) we would be educating the next generation of car buyers that the decisions we make today affect every American tomorrow.

I can see the ads now: Buy a Ford Excursion and win a free, all-expenses-paid trip to Iraq! Or how about: Buy a GMC Yukon and meet Dick Cheney!

Daniel Hall

Culver City

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