Spice Surge

The Spice Girls are allowing fans to vote for a city to add to their world tour. Alex Massie suggests Baghdad.

If the prospect of a “Spice Invasion” doesn’t concentrate Iraqi minds it’s hard to know what can. Alternatively, you may feel that Iraq has suffered so many agonies that it can probably cope with one more.


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  1. legion says:

    Walk without rhythm – you won’t attract the worm.

  2. yetanotherjohn says:

    While I am sympathetic to the arguments for Baghdad, I think Tehran would have to be my pick. First off, we might clear out a few clerics with heart attacks. Secondly, when the mullahs hang them for public indecency, it might get through to some people to re-think this whole “religion of peace” concept. Finally, if they do survive the experience I think it is a fifty-fifty that this could spark an Iranian civil war. Whether that war is started to allow more freedom of speech or to ensure that the spice girls never grace their shores again, I am not sure.

  3. cirby says:

    I say send ’em to Teheran.

    Then we nuke it from orbit – it’s the only way to be sure.