You will remember that Mr. Ritter was a chief United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998. He's the one who said that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction.
First of all you have to note, from the public side, that very few Americans actually function as citizens anymore. What I mean by that are people who invest themselves in this country, people who care, who give a damn. Americans are primarily consumers today, and so long as they continue to wrap themselves in the cocoon of comfort, and the system keeps them walking down a road to the perceived path of prosperity, they don't want to rock the boat. If it doesn't have a direct impact on their day-to-day existence, they simply don't care.
-- Scott Ritter
Friday, December 28, 2007
Americans are primarily consumers
This is a very discouraging observation. But I fear it is true: