In an "Ask what you can do for your country" speech last night, President Bush laid out the details of what he believes to be the answer to the crisis in Iraq. The plan to stem the growing instability in the region and install democracy is based upon an acedemic idea that, according to Bush, will require sacrifice and a sense of adventure for the citizens of many American cities.
Bush bases his plan on the "Foreign Exchange Student" program, except on a much grander scale. His plan calls for 50 major U.S. cities, one from each state, to be "exchanged" with an Iraqi city. "If we replace all of the Iraqi's with Americans, then make all of the Iraqi's that come to the U.S. Americans, well, there ya have it... instant democracy." stated Bush in his speech last night.
When questioned by the media about how he intended to get Americans to simply pack up and move to Iraq Bush replied, "Well now that's a good question. I have decided to make this program voluntary, y'know, like taxes are voluntary. If you live in a chosen city, we trust that you will want to do this for your country. I'm sure there will be some who try to beat the system, hell, this "is" America. We will work out some kind of mandatory prison sentence for those who choose to be un-patriotic. Simple as that."
The president stated, "This will not be an occupation, I like to call it a swapucation. I made that one up myself." then he urged Americans to look at how much good the foreign exchange programs have done for the College University systems of America. Congress is expected to pass the "Foreign City Exchange" bill later this week, as always, with little meaningful debate.