Today’s Daily Reckoning (e-mail publication by Moneyweek) contains an article by Bill Bonner first published on 3 June 2002 discussing airport security and from there to why the policy of attacking enemies first tends to be flawed.
Historically Bonner refers to Napoleon and Hitler but the sub text is Iraq. The article is (as usual) well written and contains the following gem:
common sense finds few buyers… while absurdity is over – subscribed.
The full article is found on http://www.moneyweek.com/news-and-charts/economics/us/bill-bonner-the-episcopalians-guide-to-airport-security-21400