Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Glorious Summer of War

Well, actually this is from two years after the glorious summer of war at which point things had cooled down a little bit.

My take is that while 9/11 drove a bunch of people bonkers, most of them kept it in check for awhile. That is, they witnessed a traumatic event, but had the sense enough to recognize that it might drive them a bit bonkers so they should try and maintain a certain perspective. That slowly unraveled during the Spring of '02, and the nutters found a bunch of other nutters to convince them that they weren't losing their minds but were instead Very Wise And Serious People Who Saw Things That Others Didn't.