05/11/2007 07:14 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Reading The Pictures: Dick On The March


If Dick's drop-in five years ago was similarly phallic, this morning's combination hardware exhibition-and-sweat lodge aboard the U.S.S. Stennis was that much more pointed.

Iran the main target, you say?

Well, let's think about it. With Rice now consorting with the enemy (1, 2) and the whole scene reeking of one dumbell's "Mission Accomplished," maybe that F-18 Super Hornet, aligned with the carpet, was aiming its "Dick on the march," my-flag-is-bigger-than-your-flag, take no prisoners propaganda payload as much straight up Pennsylvania Avenue.

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(image: Gerald Herbert/AP. Persian Gulf. May 11, 2007)