Comments: New Tomdispatch

"A good gambler cuts his losses."

Who's losing?

Another quote: "A bad government loves war profiteers."

Or how about: "A politician, who points out that some wars not winnable, don't get a lot of campaign dollars."

Posted by Paul Avery at November 8, 2009 03:53 PM

Tom Englehardt seems to me to be much closer to understanding it than Dilip Hero, but we seem hell bent on creating the sort trouble that will make rams blowing horns and chalices overflowing with blood seem like a party.

I need to listen to more happy Bach. Thank God I can't understand that.

Posted by N E at November 9, 2009 12:27 AM

I didn't catch Dilip's shortfall. What did he have wrong?

I always said, if you want world peace, give every single country an arsenal of ICBMs launchable by air, land and sea. Then have each country acquire satellites that monitor the launch of every countrie's missiles. It sure deterred the Soviet Union from fighting the United States, most definitely vice versa and the same phenomena could happen around the world. If Vietnam had nuclear weapons, they could of made interference from both superpowers impossible, guaranteed.

It works quite well.

Posted by Nikolay Levin at November 9, 2009 07:30 PM