February 06, 2002
Death Metal Not Just a Metaphor

Mickey Kaus (how about some permalinks, MK?) writes that "Axis of Evil" would be a good name for a death metal band. (I find his editor's note offensive, but perhaps that's just me: I do like country music.) This cuts both ways, since the names of many death metal bands would also work for military operations: see the lists at (where else?) www.deathmetal.com.

Oddly enough, the titles of Barbara Olson's books have the same characteristic. As an homage to one of the most distinguished victims of Al-Qaeda, who was also a personal friend of the president, how about an 'Operation Hell to Pay' (perhaps in Somalia or Yemen) followed by 'Operation Final Days' in Iraq, Iran, or North Korea (it hardly matters which, as long as it's final)?

Posted by Dr. Weevil at February 06, 2002 10:00 PM