Friday, November 17, 2006
civilized man, you were keeper to me -- now your animal is free, and you're free to die:
Marty writes:

Even the bare rudiments of civilization will not soon come back to the banks of the Tigris and the Euphrates.
That's exactly right. The Iraqi civil war will be fought with rocks and sticks. Imagine the danger if they realized how to harness fire! Lucky for us that the savages have not learned how to use the wheel, which should limit their mobility somewhat.
--Spencer Ackerman