Inkblot

INKBLOT….The New York Times describes the military’s strategy for regaining control of Baghdad:

In effect, the scheme is a version of the ?ink blot? counterinsurgency strategy of grabbing a piece of terrain, stabilizing it and gradually expanding it.

I don’t get it. Why have they named this operation after my cat? Is it because he likes to curl up on the local terrain and is, himself, gradually expanding?

And as long as we’re being less than serious here, I have to ask: Is this the best headline ever written, or what? It turns out that the whole thing is a bit eccentric but basically harmless, but the headline is a masterpiece. Sometimes the simplest things are the best.