Comments: New Tomdispatch

A lot of Schell's concerns are wise enough, but then there was this:

"the U.S. military, the best led, trained, equipped, and maintained on the planet, despite the way it has been repeatedly thrust into hopeless wars by stupid politicians."

Oh yeah, the U.S. military is not political at all and has nothing to do with all those wars happening. Good grief, even our liberal intellectuals are so starry-eyed about the military that they can't recognize or admit its power and the very direct negative consequences of it.

Posted by N E at January 8, 2010 08:30 PM

It's also funny that he claims China's way ahead of us when it's just as polluted as we are and has no plans of taking responsiblity.

Posted by Jenny at January 9, 2010 10:10 PM

It's also funny that he is so concerned about global warming and then brags about he is jetting all over the world trying to figure this shit out. Hmmmmm.

Posted by saurabh at January 11, 2010 03:14 AM

I also noticed that Schell thinks the glaciers only just started receding. I learned better than that in sixth-grade science class. The glaciers are always coming and going, and going and coming, and always too soon.

Posted by Duncan at January 11, 2010 02:31 PM

I also noticed that Schell thinks the glaciers only just started receding

Um, no, he doesn't.

Posted by stras at January 12, 2010 12:25 PM