When I was a kid I was terrified of the End of the World.

I?ve no doubt that if Seattle or Boston or Manhattan goes up in a bright white flash there will be those who blame it all on Bush. We squandered the world‘sgood will. We threw away the opportunity to atone, and lashed out. Really? You want to see lashing out? Imagine Kabul and Mecca and Baghdad and Tehran on 9/14 crowned with mushroom clouds: that‘slashing out….We could have gone full Roman on anyone we wanted, but we didn’t. And we won’t. | Which is why this war will be long. —James Lileks
When I was a kid I was terrified of the End of the World. (The Bleat)