There are plans afoot to create a Pentagon agency the Office of Strategic Influence that will seek to influence foreign audiences through the media and other channels. One tactic proposed is astroturfing the foreign media with pro-US/anti-“Axis of evil” du jour correspondence from addresses other than the US government. Think of it as a mix of public relations and Spy vs. Spy. Is anyone else getting the feeling that all of the Reagan era fossils that Bush has dug up felt at a loss without the Cold War and are getting pretty damned excited at the idea of a protracted, low level conflict with anyone willing to take us on?