Yes, our country really is ruled by insane people
A nice throwaway from Krugman:
[The] defense buildup after 9/11 was outrageous: we were attacked by a handful of terrorists wielding box-cutters (or something like that — I’m aware that’s not certain), and we responded by (a) buying a lot of heavy tanks (b) invading a country that had nothing to do with the attack.
Yep. And anybody who is anybody in Versailles totally bought into this insanity, including both legacy parties and our famously free press, and buys into it to this very day.
The real problem here, though, how Krugman relates to these lunatics. He ought to going after them with a big net. Instead, it's like he's got them on the couch, in the hopes that if he's silent and takes notes and stroke his beard every so often, they'll talk their way back to sanity. Not a chance. (I think Dr. Freud would have something to say about the the "caring nurterer" who makes such an unexpected appearance in the post following this one, yes?)