McDonalds Caused Iraq?

According to a new article in the Engineering Economist, Americans use 938 million more gallons of fuel per annum than in 1960 as a direct result of their increased weight.

Proceed At Your Own Risk posits the logical extension of this argument: McDonalds caused the war in Iraq.

It can’t all be the golden arches fault. The increased weight could also be attributed to the rise of of refrigeration, and polio vaccinations (you see how many calories you burn while tromping around in metal braces).