Friday, August 20, 2004

Weapons of Minimum Destruction

Weapons of Minimum Destruction
A few FACTS about those horrible WMDs.
What it all comes down to, as I noticed long ago, is the old short-circuit to movie plots when anything military comes up. After all, how many people do you know who have any experience with chemical or biological weapons?
So when the subject comes up, we short circuit to the old movie standby, the nasty looking device with all the wires and tubes and the timer on the front which is counting down the seconds until it blows up and everybody loses their hair, and womens bubbas deflate and no one ever gets a hard on again. Don't worry, the hero will de-fuse it JUST IN TIME! And the female lead's breasts will visibly enlarge just after he does so.

Here's a fact:

'When you think that fewer than 15 people have been killed by known terrorist use of chemical and biological weapons, and contrast that to the thousands who were killed on 9/11 and in conventional bombings in Madrid or Bali or Istanbul, it's quite remarkable that we are so obsessed with WMD', says Rapoport