Soldiers as Human Liquid Fuel
Scott Adams argues, obliquely, that sending soldiers to risk their lives in Iraq amounts to converting them to liquid human fuel.
It’s an interesting and thought-provoking post. The premises, however, are incredibly flawed:
- Our soldiers aren’t poor and those who see combat in Iraq aren’t from the poorest segment of enlistees.
- The war in Iraq has next to nothing to do with oil.
- Pretty much any enterprise adds risk.