Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Oh my...new levels of stupidity

Washington Post reports (as did 126 other news outlets):

The Pentagon is setting up a commodity-market style trading system in which investors would be able to bet on political and economic events in the Middle East -- including the likelihood of assassinations and terrorist attacks.

Are you kidding? Of course, it's been cancelled, but the fact that it existed at all only serves to reinforce the image of Americans as cowboy, money-grubbing capitalists. What kind of f-ing morons came up with this idea? Probably the same people who thought it was a good idea to plaster pictures of Saddam's dead sons in every major news outlet.

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