An amusing and disturbing AP story ran yesterday on GM’s new pledge to cap gas prices at $1.99 per gallon for customers in California and Florida who buy certain vehicles (mostly SUVs) by July 5. The Hummer is among them.

We’re wondering if GM might also be interested in sponsoring the following costs: the shipment of body bags home from Iraq; the cost of reconstructing New Orleans; the clean-up of every community around oil wells and refineries; the forgiveness of third world debt; and the liability costs associated with the oil industry’s human rights abuses. That’d be swell of them.