You might easily wonder why I give a damn. Well, what goes on in the Middle East influences the price of gasoline, influences how much money we spend on the military, which in turn influences our ability to balance our economy and move out of the economic doldrums.
Tom Barnet cites an article from the Washington Post that has the Iran-Is-Winning crowd all excited. The key comment for me is that the people in Iraq can’t stand the Iranians. They produce shoddy products and charge a lot of money. But we are still trying to build democracy in Iraq and instead we should be trying to build an economy. When you have people with jobs, with a family and the promise of a better lifestyle, you are much less likely to go on Jihad and try to kill someone.
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