PalmOne to Acquire Iraq

Today, the first day of April, PalmOne announced that it plans to acquire Iraq for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock. PalmOne is the maker of the Zire and Tungsten PDAs and Treo smartphones, while Iraq is a fledgeling middle-eastern Democracy recovering from decades of tyrants, economic sanctions, and war.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for PalmOne to diversify into fighting stubborn insurgencies and nation-building,” said one PalmOne executive. “After all, it’s not like the PDA industry has any better prospects at this point.”

The deal must still receive a final go-ahead from PalmOne stockholders and U.S. regulators, both of whom are expected to approve.

Scott Bradford is a writer and technologist who has been putting his opinions online since 1995. He believes in three inviolable human rights: life, liberty, and property. He is a Catholic Christian who worships the trinitarian God described in the Nicene Creed. Scott is a husband, nerd, pet lover, and AMC/Jeep enthusiast with a B.S. degree in public administration from George Mason University.