What did the U.S. ambassador say to the Japanese when they thought their obligation to provide fuel to support the war in Afghanistan was finally over?
(Hm. I don't know Mark... what did the U.S. ambassador say? Tell me. Please do!)
(Hm. Oh. I see. But Mark, your joke is kinda stupid and needlessly offensive!)
Not as stupid and offensive as asking a pacifist, democratic foriegn government to support a war -- make that possibly two wars -- that their people do not believe in, which exposes their citizens to the risk of premature decrepitude.