What if you have three cylinders, call 'em Bush, Blair and Hussein for instance. How could you use Bush and Blair to deform Hussein, using appropriate mathematical methods (battleships)? What if Bin Laden is used by Saddam as an aid?
It's only a true variation of my problem if the transformation "battleships" leaves the dimensions of the cylinders invariant. However, battleships make Bush and Blair exaggerate their heights (lengths), and make Hussein lose weight (width) with worry. So battleships are not the appropriate transformation.
Peace IN (the last place peace needs to be it out).