After the smart bombs, America needs an intelligent agenda.
For over a decade, Americans have heard that “big” government ruins everything. The public weal—everything save flag waving and arresting flag burners—is best left to private enterprise.
Yet when the government decides, half a million Americans can be transported halfway around the globe, quite efficiently. Whether one favors the Gulf intervention or not, the question needs posing: if this
country can summon energy, resources, and lives for war, why can it not mobilize against its own domestic rot?
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