This is such a good article – I won’t post it in the web clips but it’s a part of me- or soapbox. We spend so much money on an intangible “benefit” making the world a safer place. If we had spent the money on high speed rail instead of war, we could have a first class high speed all across our county. What do we had to show for our military investment the knowledge that osama is at the bottom of the ocean? America has rested of it’s infrastructure for decades- time to reinvest in smarter and better systems that look forward to the future. I can’t help but think that if we had achieved energy independence in the 70s-80s like we had planned we’d be better off with regards to our ‘situation’ in the middle east.