An opinion piece
by Ian Morris of Stanford, published in the Washington Post, bears this title:
In the long run, wars make us safer and richer
No need to read the thing closely; the headline gives you the gist. Elsewhere, the WP published this story
‘Happy Days’ no more: Middle-class families squeezed as expenses soar, wages stall
doesn't make sense. Dubya gave us lots and lots and lots
of war -- war to the tune of trillions of dollars. We're still fighting one of those wars. Why aren't people happy and rich? Do you
feel happier and richer than you did in 2000?
John Kerry (of all people) is out there hustling for war with Russia. And then there's Michael Ledeen: Please please please just one little nuke on Tehran please please please
. What motivates these guys? Apparently, they've heeded Ian Morris of Stanford.
But what if Ian Morris of Stanford is wrong?