Bono has decided that the best way to cripple ISIS and counter terrorism is by making them laugh. In his mind, violence doesn't work because it's all they understand, so why not introduce them to a concept they've never heard of before? Which is comedy. Apparently.

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Yeah, we don't think the U2 frontman is going to be running for president any time soon, even if we overlook that's he's not American. It's like showing up to debate class, realising you haven't prepared at all and just rattling off the first idea you can think of. Regardless of how stupid it is. The only problem is, Bono is 'actually serious'.

In a discussion with a Senate subcommittee yesterday (April 12th 2016) at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, he shared his thoughts on combatting the ISIS crisis. Of course, being an advocate for global peace, he wasn't going to suggest bombing the Middle East. 

'Don't laugh, but I think comedy should be deployed', he announced, to a thoroughly unsmiling crowd. 'Because if you look at National Socialism and Daesh and ISIL, this is the same thing, we've seen this before. We've seen this gig before, they're very vain, they've got all the signs up; it's show-business. The first people that Adolf Hitler threw out of Germany were the Dadaists and the Surrealists. It's like, you speak violence, you speak their language, but if you laugh at them when they're goose-stepping down the street, and it takes away their power. So I'm suggesting that the senate send in Amy Schumer and Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen. Thank you.'

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Awkward. It's difficult to understand whether he meant send said comedians into the heart of the conflict to make the radicals laugh, or literally to laugh AT them. Because we're really not sure that Schumer, Rock and Cohen are willing to make fun of these guys to their actual faces ('Borat' notwithstanding). You may be taking away their power, but jokes can't deflect bullets.

'Actually, that's not the first time I've heard experts on how do we counter violent extremism talk about that', replied Senator Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat for New Hampshire, with a politeness that any nice person would envy. 'It is one of the things that I know we're looking at.'

Wait, what?! Sorry about that, Amy.