Danger, Earthling, Danger!


Robert "The Earthling" Wright has a brief catalogue of fears about Gulf War II (or III if you count Iran vs. Iraq) that are more valid than the chicken little anxieties we've been hearing about new terrorist attacks and Saddam fighting back with WMD (neither of which ever made compelling arguments against this adventure, in my opinion). One that the Man Who Fell To Earth doesn't mention, probably because it doesn't mean much to him, is the longterm domestic consequences of letting the welfare/warfare state become even further engorged and less accountable. (Alas, outside myself and a few shotgun-toting moonshiners, I don't know that anybody cares about that one anymore.)